A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020050007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020050007. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 06:30:53 / February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.966° West, 17.9165° North, depth 13 km. The temblor was reported at 02:30:53 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days four hundred and ninety-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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