A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global time and date of event 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 05:21:26 / February 22, 2020 @ 5:21 am UTC/GMT. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:21:26 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8636 West, latitude 17.8758 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020053015. Event ids that are associated: pr2020053015.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Cidra, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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