A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 08:12:44 / February 1, 2020 @ 8:12 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:12:44 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020032016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020032016. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9196 West, latitude 17.906 North, depth = 7 km.
The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days nine hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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