A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.6531° West, latitude 17.913° North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was detected at 18:13:44 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 22:13:44 / February 24, 2020 @ 10:13 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020055036. Event ids that are associated: pr2020055036.
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 Aguada, Isabela, Guaynabo. Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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