A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8673 West, latitude 17.9515 North, depth = 12 km. Global time and date of event 09/04/20 / 2020-04-09 05:30:12 / April 9, 2020 @ 5:30 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020100004, us70008s71. Unique identifier: pr2020100004. The temblor was reported at 01:30:12 / 1:30 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Ceiba, Naranjito (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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