A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 00:49:15 / February 13, 2020 @ 12:49 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007p3u. Unique identifier: us70007p3u. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8685 West, latitude 17.846 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 20:49:15 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 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 sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighty-two 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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