A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 14:42:22 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8475 West, latitude 17.8856 North, depth = 14 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020055027. Unique identifier: pr2020055027. Global time and date of event 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 18:42:22 / February 24, 2020 @ 6:42 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío. Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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