A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8636 West, latitude 17.8856 North, depth = 13 km. The temblor was reported at 04:05:33 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020022026. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020022026. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/20 / 2020-01-22 08:05:33 / January 22, 2020 @ 8:05 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Corozal, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 sixty-six, in the last 10 days four hundred and thirty-six, in the past 30 days seven hundred and eighty-three and in the last 365 days eight hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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