A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:40:23 / 11:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 15:40:23 / February 2, 2020 @ 3:40 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020033024. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007mt3, pr2020033024. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7278 West, latitude 17.977 North, depth = 6 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Levittown, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days nine hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km SSE of Penuelas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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