A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:26:01 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.8653° West, 17.8208° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 22:26:01 / February 23, 2020 @ 10:26 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020054034. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020054034.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 17 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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