A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 11:58:29 / January 20, 2020 @ 11:58 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8291° West, 17.823° North, depth 5 km. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:58:29 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020020043. Id of event: pr2020020043.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Barceloneta, Manatí. Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the last 10 days five hundred and one, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 18 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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