A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 19:37:38 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60007abl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007abl. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 23:37:38 / January 18, 2020 @ 11:37 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9276 West, latitude 17.7837 North, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Aguadilla, Orocovis.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-two, in the past 30 days five hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 20 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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