A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 14:13:11 / February 19, 2020 @ 2:13 pm. Event id: pr2020050018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020050018. The temblor was reported at 10:13:11 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.9215° West, latitude 17.8926° North, depth = 12 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Aibonito, Barceloneta.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days four hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty-six 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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