A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8683 West, latitude 17.8351 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020037019. Event ids that are associated: pr2020037019. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.82-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:59:46 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/20 / 2020-02-06 13:59:46 / February 6, 2020 @ 1:59 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-four, in the past 30 days nine hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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