A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 14:21:13 / February 9, 2020 @ 2:21 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020040029. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020040029. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8455 West, latitude 17.8428 North, depth = 5 km. The 3.04-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:21:13 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Cayey, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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