A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8272 West, latitude 17.8153 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 20:56:09 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007lte. Id of event: us70007lte. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 00:56:09 / February 9, 2020 @ 12:56 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Arroyo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 19 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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