A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.846° West, latitude 17.8108° North, depth = 11 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 21:50:13 / February 25, 2020 @ 9:50 pm. The temblor was picked up at 17:50:13 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020056031. Id of event: pr2020056031. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Manatí, Aguadilla. Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 18 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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