A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 23:13:25 / February 5, 2020 @ 11:13 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70007jjk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007jjk. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:13:25 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8635 West, latitude 17.8165 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Arecibo, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-two, in the past 30 days one thousand and four and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 17 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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