A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 3.03-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:23:52 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 11:23:52 / February 15, 2020 @ 11:23 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8406 West, latitude 17.8856 North, depth = 14 km. Event id: pr2020046020. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020046020.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Vega Baja, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-five, in the past 30 days six hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 11 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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