A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9028 West, latitude 17.9326 North, depth = 11 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:17:31 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 05:17:31 / February 9, 2020 @ 5:17 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007lwb, pr2020040011. Unique identifier: pr2020040011.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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