A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.25 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020041006. Event ids that are associated: pr2020041006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8501° West, 17.851° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 10/02/20 / 2020-02-10 05:23:26 / February 10, 2020 @ 5:23 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 01:23:26 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Cidra, Naranjito. Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-six, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 14 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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