A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:41:59 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/02/20 / 2020-02-14 12:41:59 / February 14, 2020 @ 12:41 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020045024, us70007pzg. Id of event: pr2020045024. Exact location, longitude -66.8335° West, latitude 17.9238° North, depth = 15 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-five, in the past 30 days six hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 1 km ESE of Yauco, Puerto Rico.
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