A minor earthquake magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 22:58:42 / February 22, 2020 @ 10:58 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 18:58:42 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8965° West, latitude 17.8996° North, depth = 11 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020053046. Event ids that are associated: us70007uxu, pr2020053046. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
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 Corozal, Manatí, Barceloneta. The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and four, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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