A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:07:26 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020036023. Event ids that are associated: pr2020036023. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 12:07:26 / February 5, 2020 @ 12:07 pm. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.853° West, 17.8678° North.
Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop).
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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 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: 12 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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