A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020055010. Unique identifier: pr2020055010. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:13:56 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 06:13:56 / February 24, 2020 @ 6:13 am. Exact location of event, depth 15 km, -66.851° West, 17.878° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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