A minor earthquake magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8335 West, latitude 17.8681 North, depth = 9 km. Unique identifier: pr2020046022. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020046022. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 12:23:01 / February 15, 2020 @ 12:23 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 08:23:01 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Naranjito, Guayama. The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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 SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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