A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020048017. Id of event: pr2020048017. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8968° West, 17.9218° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 11:18:04 / February 17, 2020 @ 11:18 am. The temblor was reported at 07:18:04 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Cidra, Ceiba. Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-eight, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 5 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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