A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 06:22:07 / February 21, 2020 @ 6:22 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 02:22:07 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 2 km (1 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8718° West, latitude 17.8343° North, depth = 2 km. Unique identifier: pr2020052009. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007u0n, pr2020052009.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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