A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.0048° West, 17.3583° North. Id of earthquake: usa0006cfa. Event ids that are associated: usa0006cfa. The temblor was detected at 18:39:49 / 6:39 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 22:39:49 / January 10, 2020 @ 10:39 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lajas, Yauco, Guayanilla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guánica (c. 9 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Lajas (c. 5 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayanilla (c. 5 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 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 seven hundred and twelve, in the last 10 days nine hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days nine hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days nine hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 68 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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