A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9125 West, latitude 17.8996 North, depth = 9 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 16:30:08 / February 12, 2020 @ 4:30 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020043020. Id of event: pr2020043020. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:30:08 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Aibonito, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days seven hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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