A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020048014. Unique identifier: pr2020048014. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8551 West, latitude 18.0226 North, depth = 9 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 10:15:35 / February 17, 2020 @ 10:15 am. The 3.02-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:15:35 / 6:15 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dorado, Guayama, Toa Baja (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-six, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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