A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Event id: pr2020097023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020097023. The temblor was reported at 17:02:52 / 5:02 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/04/20 / 2020-04-06 21:02:52 / April 6, 2020 @ 9:02 pm. Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.8583° West, 17.9001° North.
Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Vega Baja, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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