A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/20 / 2020-02-14 10:22:48 / February 14, 2020 @ 10:22 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020045017. Id of event: pr2020045017. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8795 West, latitude 17.8505 North, depth = 11 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:22:48 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days six hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 13 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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