A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020058013. Event ids that are associated: pr2020058013, us6000855p. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 08:47:34 / February 27, 2020 @ 8:47 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The 3.04-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:47:34 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8003 West, latitude 18.0448 North, depth = 11 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Bayamón, Sabana Seca. The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km ENE of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
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