A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:27:58 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.857° West, 17.9103° North, depth 11 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 07:27:58 / February 9, 2020 @ 7:27 am. Event id: pr2020040015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020040015.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cidra, Guayama. Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-five, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 8 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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