A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020048039. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020048039. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 22:47:12 / February 17, 2020 @ 10:47 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8693 West, latitude 17.8645 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:47:12 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-five, in the past 30 days five hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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