A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8626 West, latitude 17.8951 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 21:49:28 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020052002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020052002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 01:49:28 / February 21, 2020 @ 1:49 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 9 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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