A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.836 West, latitude 17.8116 North, depth = 3 km. The temblor was detected at 02:07:47 / 2:07 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020059023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020059023. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 06:07:47 / February 28, 2020 @ 6:07 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguadilla, Hatillo, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourteen, in the past 30 days four hundred and one and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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