A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:41:52 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 15:41:52 / February 8, 2020 @ 3:41 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70007lj6. Event ids that are associated: us70007lj6. Exact location, longitude -66.843° West, latitude 17.6683° North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Rincón, Moca (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 34 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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