A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020039013. Event ids that are associated: pr2020039013. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8568 West, latitude 17.7563 North, depth = 4 km. The 3.09-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:17:40 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 07:17:40 / February 8, 2020 @ 7:17 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Morovis, Aguada (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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