A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8623° West, latitude 17.8276° North, depth = 7 km. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:03:15 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Event id: pr2020014088. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020014088. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 15:03:15 / January 14, 2020 @ 3:03 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, Isabela, Aguadilla. Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty-nine, in the last 10 days four hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 16 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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