A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.25 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 11:45:05 / February 2, 2020 @ 11:45 am. The temblor was reported at 07:45:05 / 7:45 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020033018. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007mqt, pr2020033018. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9073° West, 17.9276° North, depth 8 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Vega Alta, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days nine hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 9 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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