A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8528 West, latitude 17.9113 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 17:41:45 / January 20, 2020 @ 5:41 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:41:45 / 1:41 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us70007k95. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007k95.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Cayey, Comerío (min 5000 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 four hundred and fourty-one, in the last 10 days eight hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 8 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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