A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global time and date of event 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 21:49:16 / February 21, 2020 @ 9:49 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.8931° West, latitude 17.8843° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: pr2020052041. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020052041, us70007ufg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.82-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:49:16 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito. Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-one 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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