A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:59:28 / 10:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 02:59:28 / January 20, 2020 @ 2:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020020024. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020020024. Exact location of earthquake, -66.865° West, 17.8593° North, depth 11 km.
Epicenter of the event was 31 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela.
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 twelve, in the last 10 days five hundred and five, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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