A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. Unique identifier: pr2020055012. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020055012. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.8841° West, 17.9241° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The 3.01-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:50:10 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 06:50:10 / February 24, 2020 @ 6:50 am.
Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Vega Baja, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 5 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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