A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 02:27:21 / February 27, 2020 @ 2:27 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us60008524. Unique identifier: us60008524. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8224 West, latitude 17.8536 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 22:27:21 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Cidra, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and four, in the past 30 days four hundred and four and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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