A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020051012. Unique identifier: pr2020051012. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 09:14:43 / February 20, 2020 @ 9:14 am. Exact location, longitude -66.7903° West, latitude 18.0208° North, depth = 15 km. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:14:43 / 5:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Arroyo, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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