A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.8883° West, 17.9078° North. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:38:26 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020021016. Event ids that are associated: pr2020021016. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 00:38:26 / January 21, 2020 @ 12:38 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Manatí, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-eight, in the last 10 days four hundred and ninety-four, in the past 30 days seven hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days eight hundred and twelve 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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