A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2 km (1 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:48:08 / 8:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8586 West, latitude 17.8211 North, depth = 2 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 12:48:08 / February 13, 2020 @ 12:48 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020044017. Id of event: pr2020044017.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-six, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 17 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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