A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.9276° West, latitude 17.9336° North, depth = 9 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 05:26:15 / 5:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 09:26:15 / February 2, 2020 @ 9:26 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020033015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020033015.
Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-nine, in the past 30 days nine hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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