A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8655° West, 17.7535° North, depth 3 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:43:29 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 06:43:29 / February 9, 2020 @ 6:43 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020040014. Event ids that are associated: pr2020040014. The epicenter was at a depth of 3 km (2 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciales, Rincón, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-four, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
How would you describe the shaking?
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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.