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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.6533S, -66.8877WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 20:51:54 / February 9, 2020 @ 8:51 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.8877° West, latitude 17.6533° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:51:54 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007m7s. Unique identifier: us70007m7s.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, San Sebastián, Añasco (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 50 km (31 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. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-three, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8877° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.6533° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-09 20:51:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-09 21:10:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 121 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 263 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70007m7s Id of event.
Event Code 70007m7s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007m7s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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