A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020024024. Unique identifier: pr2020024024. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 11:55:17 / January 24, 2020 @ 11:55 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 07:55:17 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.846° West, 17.8866° North, depth 13 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Naranjito, Guayama.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-eight, in the last 10 days four hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days eight hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days eight hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 11 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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