A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8603° West, latitude 17.765° North, depth = 4 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 10:29:53 / February 8, 2020 @ 10:29 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007lhb, pr2020039022. Id of event: pr2020039022. The 3.29-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:29:53 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Arecibo, Camuy. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-seven, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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