A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019363011. Id of event: pr2019363011. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 02:30:57 / December 29, 2019 @ 2:30 am. The temblor was detected at 22:30:57 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.875° West, 17.9123° North, depth 6 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Corozal, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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