A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 09:38:44 / February 24, 2020 @ 9:38 am. The temblor was detected at 05:38:44 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 1 km (1 miles). Event id: pr2020055018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020055018. Exact location, longitude -66.949° West, latitude 17.9295° North, depth = 1 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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