A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global time and date of event 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 06:23:35 / February 21, 2020 @ 6:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70007u0q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007u0q. The temblor was detected at 02:23:35 / 2:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9061° West, 17.921° North, depth 10 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal. Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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