A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 22:58:59 / February 17, 2020 @ 10:58 pm. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:58:59 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020048040. Event ids that are associated: pr2020048040. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8571° West, 17.8296° North, depth 5 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-five, in the past 30 days five hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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