A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8731° West, latitude 17.7743° North, depth = 5 km. Unique identifier: pr2020039012. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020039012. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:12:46 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 07:12:46 / February 8, 2020 @ 7:12 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Ciales, Barranquitas. The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-eight, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 22 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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