A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 23:27:08 / February 12, 2020 @ 11:27 pm. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:27:08 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007p2c, pr2020043023. Unique identifier: pr2020043023. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9103° West, 17.919° North, depth 9 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-three, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
Questions or comments?
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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.