A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020061034, us600087fv. Id of event: pr2020061034. The temblor was picked up at 12:46:54 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/03/20 / 2020-03-01 16:46:54 / March 1, 2020 @ 4:46 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.8873° West, latitude 17.9123° North, depth = 13 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Corozal, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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