A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 08:04:00 / February 16, 2020 @ 8:04 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007r8p, pr2020047006. Unique identifier: pr2020047006. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8356° West, 17.8461° North, depth 5 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:04:00 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days five hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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