A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:29:46 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 10:29:46 / February 7, 2020 @ 10:29 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020038011. Id of event: pr2020038011. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8943° West, 17.774° North, depth 8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barranquitas, Ciales, Florida. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days eight hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 21 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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