A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.9771° West, 17.8753° North. The temblor was reported at 21:35:16 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60007lvz. Event ids that are associated: us60007lvz. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 01:35:16 / February 1, 2020 @ 1:35 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Coco, Ciales (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days nine hundred and one and in the last 365 days one thousand and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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