A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8724 West, latitude 17.8987 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 05:17:30 / February 9, 2020 @ 5:17 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007lwb. Id of event: us70007lwb. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:17:30 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-six, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 8 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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