A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2020060047. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020060047. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:49:43 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.832 West, latitude 17.8536 North, depth = 14 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 21:49:43 / February 29, 2020 @ 9:49 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Cayey, Comerío. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and seventy-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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