A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:40:28 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020053010. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007umc, pr2020053010. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 03:40:28 / February 22, 2020 @ 3:40 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8488° West, 17.8626° North, depth 11 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Cayey, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 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).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and eight, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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