A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -66.8508° West, 17.845° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 11:15:38 / February 13, 2020 @ 11:15 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020044015. Event ids that are associated: pr2020044015. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:15:38 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Manatí, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-five, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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