A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 23:08:09 / 11:08 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020039007. Event ids that are associated: pr2020039007. Global time and date of event 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 03:08:09 / February 8, 2020 @ 3:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8855 West, latitude 17.9166 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Manatí, Aibonito. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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