A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -66.8673° West, latitude 17.8206° North, depth = 7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020036014. Unique identifier: pr2020036014. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:52:23 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 05:52:23 / February 5, 2020 @ 5:52 am.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Arecibo, Hatillo. Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-five, in the past 30 days one thousand and twenty and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 17 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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