A minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Santo Domingo in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 03:11:49 / February 27, 2020 @ 3:11 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 23:11:49 / 11:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.7943° West, latitude 17.998° North, depth = 16 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000852i, pr2020058003. Unique identifier: pr2020058003.
The epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Ingenio, Arroyo (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 eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 1 km NW of Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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