A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 09:44:59 / January 17, 2020 @ 9:44 am. The temblor was detected at 05:44:59 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9658 West, latitude 17.9296 North, depth = 7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020017049. Id of event: pr2020017049.
Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close 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 Barranquitas, Coco, Manatí.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety-three, in the last 10 days five hundred and seventy-eight, in the past 30 days six hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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