A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 05:13:25 / 5:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8788 West, latitude 17.7828 North, depth = 3 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020052015. Unique identifier: pr2020052015. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 09:13:25 / February 21, 2020 @ 9:13 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles).
The epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arecibo, Hatillo, Morovis (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 21 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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