A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.8711° West, 17.8275° North. The temblor was picked up at 12:39:50 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 16:39:50 / February 25, 2020 @ 4:39 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020056019. Event ids that are associated: pr2020056019.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days four hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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