A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8666 West, latitude 17.8223 North, depth = 4 km. Event id: pr2020040027. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020040027. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 14:11:04 / February 9, 2020 @ 2:11 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:11:04 / 10:11 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Arecibo, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-five, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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