A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.958 West, latitude 17.9233 North, depth = 6 km. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:33:02 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 16:33:02 / February 1, 2020 @ 4:33 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020032029. Event ids that are associated: pr2020032029. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days nine hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 7 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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