A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 02:22:07 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8413° West, 17.8° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007u0n. Id of event: us70007u0n. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 06:22:07 / February 21, 2020 @ 6:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Arroyo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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