A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8148 West, latitude 18.031 North, depth = 16 km. The temblor was reported at 18:05:02 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 22:05:02 / February 2, 2020 @ 10:05 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020033067. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020033067.
Earthquake epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-six, in the past 30 days nine hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 2 km WNW of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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