A minor earthquake magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8683° West, 18.0003° North, depth 11 km. Global time and date of event 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 02:18:08 / February 13, 2020 @ 2:18 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:18:08 / 10:18 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007p4y, pr2020044003. Unique identifier: pr2020044003.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria, Campanilla (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-six, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 1 km ENE of Palomas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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