A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.8848° West, 17.8295° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020039001. Unique identifier: pr2020039001. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:24:23 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 00:24:23 / February 8, 2020 @ 12:24 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Morovis, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-six, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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