A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020018074, us60007aap. Unique identifier: pr2020018074. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8708° West, 17.923° North, depth 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 22:57:57 / January 18, 2020 @ 10:57 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:57:57 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-four, in the last 10 days five hundred and twenty-three, in the past 30 days seven hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 6 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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