A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:42:55 / 10:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 02:42:55 / February 5, 2020 @ 2:42 am. Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -66.8653° West, 17.8405° North. Unique identifier: pr2020036010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020036010.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-seven, in the past 30 days one thousand and twenty and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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