A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020032042. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020032042. Exact location of event, depth 2 km, -66.8966° West, 17.8313° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 21:20:03 / February 1, 2020 @ 9:20 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:20:03 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Morovis, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days nine hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 15 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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