A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8613 West, latitude 17.8996 North, depth = 7 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 14:01:28 / February 5, 2020 @ 2:01 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:01:28 / 10:01 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020036031. Id of event: pr2020036031. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days one thousand and fifteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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