A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.884° West, latitude 17.788° North, depth = 8 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020058004. Id of event: pr2020058004. The temblor was picked up at 00:06:14 / 12:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 04:06:14 / February 27, 2020 @ 4:06 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguadilla, Quebradillas, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days four hundred and five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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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