A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.57 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event id: pr2020032009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007lzm, pr2020032009. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8638° West, 17.8498° North, depth 4 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 06:17:54 / February 1, 2020 @ 6:17 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:17:54 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days nine hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one thousand and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 18 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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