A minor earthquake magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020039015. Unique identifier: pr2020039015. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8513° West, 17.8391° North, depth 3 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 08:22:43 / February 8, 2020 @ 8:22 am. The temblor was reported at 04:22:43 / 4:22 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Naranjito, Cidra (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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