A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:45:50 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020047008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020047008, us70007r92. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8781° West, 17.8328° North, depth 6 km. Global time and date of event 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 08:45:50 / February 16, 2020 @ 8:45 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Morovis, Arecibo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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