A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 16:14:54 / February 16, 2020 @ 4:14 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020047021. Unique identifier: pr2020047021. Exact location, longitude -66.8705° West, latitude 17.7656° North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was reported at 12:14:54 / 12:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hatillo, Arecibo, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
Each 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 three, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-seven, in the past 30 days five hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 23 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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