A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Santo Domingo in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 05:27:52 / 5:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7941 West, latitude 18.0055 North, depth = 14 km. Unique identifier: pr2020058016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020058016, us60008561. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 09:27:52 / February 27, 2020 @ 9:27 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Arroyo, Ingenio (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days four hundred and eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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