A minor earthquake magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.9968° West, latitude 17.9448° North, depth = 13 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020038009. Event ids that are associated: us70007krv, pr2020038009. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 09:38:31 / February 7, 2020 @ 9:38 am. The 3.54-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:38:31 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-three, in the past 30 days eight hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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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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: 12 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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