A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:04:00 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007r8p. Unique identifier: us70007r8p. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8353 West, latitude 17.8304 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 08:04:00 / February 16, 2020 @ 8:04 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 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), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Barceloneta, Manatí. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-nine, in the past 30 days five hundred and ninety-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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. 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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