A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 3.11-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:23:35 / 2:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9018 West, latitude 17.867 North, depth = 9 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020052010. Event ids that are associated: us70007u0q, pr2020052010. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 06:23:35 / February 21, 2020 @ 6:23 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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