A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 22:53:41 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0005zp9. Unique identifier: usa0005zp9. Global time and date of event 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 02:53:41 / January 12, 2020 @ 2:53 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8047° West, 18.0397° North, depth 5 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and fifty-eight, in the last 10 days nine hundred and nine, in the past 30 days nine hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 2 km NNW of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
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