A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020058028. Id of event: pr2020058028. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8461° West, 17.8645° North, depth 11 km. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:11:08 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 15:11:08 / February 27, 2020 @ 3:11 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Cayey, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days four hundred and eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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