A minor earthquake magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 16:08:46 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:08 pm. The temblor was picked up at 12:08:46 / 12:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8988 West, latitude 17.7833 North, depth = 4 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020054026. Id of event: pr2020054026. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4 km (2 miles).
The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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