A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007lzm. Id of event: us60007lzm. The temblor was reported at 02:17:54 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 06:17:54 / February 1, 2020 @ 6:17 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8343 West, latitude 17.8227 North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Vega Baja.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days nine hundred and ten and in the last 365 days nine hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 18 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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