A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 3.38-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:50:53 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.8703° West, latitude 17.8441° North, depth = 7 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 08:50:53 / February 9, 2020 @ 8:50 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020040018. Id of event: pr2020040018.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 14 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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