A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020032031. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020032031. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:47:57 / 12:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8531° West, latitude 17.925° North, depth = 9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 16:47:57 / February 1, 2020 @ 4:47 pm.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty-seven 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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