A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8898° West, latitude 17.8525° North, depth = 13 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020046019. Id of event: pr2020046019. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 08:09:56 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 12:09:56 / February 15, 2020 @ 12:09 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 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).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-six, in the past 30 days six hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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