A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 23:53:07 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020050004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020050004. Global time and date of event 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 03:53:07 / February 19, 2020 @ 3:53 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.8698° West, latitude 17.8536° North, depth = 14 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days five hundred and two and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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