A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.8405° West, latitude 17.9° North, depth = 13 km. The temblor was detected at 13:53:49 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020054030. Unique identifier: pr2020054030. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 17:53:49 / February 23, 2020 @ 5:53 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Cidra, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 10 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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