A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/20 / 2020-04-12 16:05:47 / April 12, 2020 @ 4:05 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020103022. Event ids that are associated: pr2020103022. The temblor was picked up at 12:05:47 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.935 West, latitude 17.7923 North, depth = 7 km.
Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Ciales, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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