A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 05:35:55 / 5:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 09:35:55 / January 11, 2020 @ 9:35 am. Id of earthquake: usa0005z66. Event ids that are associated: usa0005z66. Exact location, longitude -66.8459° West, latitude 17.8136° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Hatillo, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and ninety-three, in the last 10 days one thousand and sixty-five, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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