A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.856 West, latitude 17.8405 North, depth = 7 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:09:20 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020035006. Id of event: pr2020035006. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 03:09:20 / February 4, 2020 @ 3:09 am.
The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Manatí, Barceloneta.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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-six, in the past 30 days nine hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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