A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The 3.02-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:52:18 / 12:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7955 West, latitude 18.0148 North, depth = 13 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020058006. Event ids that are associated: pr2020058006. Global time and date of event 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 04:52:18 / February 27, 2020 @ 4:52 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Arroyo, Ingenio (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 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 eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and eight, in the past 30 days four hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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