A minor earthquake magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 01:03:51 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.8475° West, 17.8855° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 05:03:51 / February 8, 2020 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2020039009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020039009.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-eight, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 11 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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