A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020050030. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020050030. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 20:37:11 / February 19, 2020 @ 8:37 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8636° West, latitude 17.8358° North, depth = 8 km. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:37:11 / 4:37 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela.
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days four hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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