A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:57:01 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 21:57:01 / February 8, 2020 @ 9:57 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8864° West, latitude 17.7675° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007lr7. Unique identifier: us70007lr7.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Barranquitas, Aguada. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-two, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 22 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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