A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 00:34:14 / 12:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9215 West, latitude 17.9463 North, depth = 9 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020021024. Unique identifier: pr2020021024. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 04:34:14 / January 21, 2020 @ 4:34 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-three, in the last 10 days four hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days seven hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days eight hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 3 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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