A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007ltg. Id of event: us70007ltg. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8868 West, latitude 17.7939 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 01:00:36 / February 9, 2020 @ 1:00 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:00:36 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Camuy, Aibonito, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 19 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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