A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 08:45:49 / February 16, 2020 @ 8:45 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8849 West, latitude 17.7405 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us70007r92. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007r92. The temblor was reported at 04:45:49 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Estancias de Florida, Florida, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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