A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020050016. Unique identifier: pr2020050016. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:29:59 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 12:29:59 / February 19, 2020 @ 12:29 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9643 West, latitude 17.9198 North, depth = 13 km.
The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Manatí, Coco (min 5000 pop).
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 sixty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 8 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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