A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007kd0. Unique identifier: us70007kd0. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:46:55 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 18:46:55 / January 16, 2020 @ 6:46 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8464° West, latitude 17.8848° North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and fourty-seven, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-three, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 11 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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