A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: us70007lh8. Event ids that are associated: us70007lh8. Exact location, longitude -66.8442° West, latitude 17.7009° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 06:17:15 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 10:17:15 / February 8, 2020 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Estancias de Florida, Florida, Barranquitas.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-six, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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