A minor earthquake magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9335 West, latitude 17.933 North, depth = 12 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 02:20:00 / February 22, 2020 @ 2:20 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020053004. Unique identifier: pr2020053004. The temblor was picked up at 22:20:00 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Vega Baja, Corozal (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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