A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8786 West, latitude 17.8583 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 01:38:08 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006c53. Id of event: usa0006c53. Global time and date of event 09/01/20 / 2020-01-09 05:38:08 / January 9, 2020 @ 5:38 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and sixty-four, in the last 10 days one thousand and fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one thousand and ninety-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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