A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020046012. Event ids that are associated: pr2020046012. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8863° West, 17.8165° North, depth 4 km. The 2.82-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:03:09 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 08:03:09 / February 15, 2020 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Arecibo, Aibonito. Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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 fourty-three, in the past 30 days six hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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