A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.68 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 21:44:27 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7918 West, latitude 18.0031 North, depth = 12 km. Event id: pr2020033004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007mhd, pr2020033004. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 01:44:27 / February 2, 2020 @ 1:44 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, Caguas, Patillas. The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days nine hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km N of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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