A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:40:19 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8388° West, 17.8341° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007tpn. Unique identifier: us70007tpn. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 18:40:19 / February 20, 2020 @ 6:40 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Barceloneta, Manatí. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 16 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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