A minor earthquake magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8415° West, 17.8326° North, depth 8 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020036034. Unique identifier: pr2020036034. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 16:05:51 / February 5, 2020 @ 4:05 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.08-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:05:51 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Comerío, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 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), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-one, in the past 30 days one thousand and eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 16 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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