A minor earthquake magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 22:59:36 / 10:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020055005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020055005. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 02:59:36 / February 24, 2020 @ 2:59 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.9631° West, 17.9318° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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