A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 11:15:59 / February 16, 2020 @ 11:15 am UTC/GMT. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:15:59 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020047020, us70007ra5. Id of event: pr2020047020. Exact location, longitude -66.8903° West, latitude 17.8498° North, depth = 9 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 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 six, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days five hundred and eighty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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