A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 06:43:39 / 6:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 10:43:39 / February 19, 2020 @ 10:43 am. Event id: pr2020050014. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020050014. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9118 West, latitude 17.9218 North, depth = 11 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 5 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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