A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 16:51:29 / February 21, 2020 @ 4:51 pm. Event id: pr2020052033. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020052033. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.847° West, 17.9175° North. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:51:29 / 12:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cidra, Guayama. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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