A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 08:56:45 / February 8, 2020 @ 8:56 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020039016. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007lg3, pr2020039016. The 3.95-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:56:45 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8766° West, latitude 17.7648° North, depth = 3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Arroyo, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-five, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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