A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:27:22 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 02:27:22 / February 27, 2020 @ 2:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.854° West, 17.8751° North, depth 11 km. Unique identifier: pr2020058002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020058002, us60008524.
Epicenter of the event was 30 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), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Naranjito, Guayama. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days four hundred and five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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