A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Global time and date of event 10/02/20 / 2020-02-10 20:08:01 / February 10, 2020 @ 8:08 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:08:01 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020041015. Id of event: pr2020041015. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9055° West, 17.906° North, depth 12 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Aibonito, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-eight, in the past 30 days seven hundred and eighty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 7 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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