A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020055011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020055011. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 06:22:06 / February 24, 2020 @ 6:22 am. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:22:06 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8856 West, latitude 17.928 North, depth = 4 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Vega Baja, Comerío.
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 seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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