A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020061003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020061003, us6000876w. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/20 / 2020-03-01 01:24:02 / March 1, 2020 @ 1:24 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.841 West, latitude 17.8881 North, depth = 11 km. The temblor was detected at 21:24:02 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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