A minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9046 West, latitude 17.901 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020048025. Id of event: pr2020048025. The temblor was detected at 11:46:43 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 15:46:43 / February 17, 2020 @ 3:46 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Aibonito, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-seven, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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