A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 20:48:13 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007kcu. Unique identifier: us70007kcu. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7971 West, latitude 17.9956 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 00:48:13 / January 16, 2020 @ 12:48 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria, Dorado (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and fifty-seven, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and sixty-four, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 2 km SSW of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
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