A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020032008. Id of event: pr2020032008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.02-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:30:52 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8571 West, latitude 17.8295 North, depth = 3 km. Global time and date of event 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 06:30:52 / February 1, 2020 @ 6:30 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days nine hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one thousand earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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