A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020058019. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020058019. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8738 West, latitude 17.9251 North, depth = 10 km. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:56:41 / 6:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 10:56:41 / February 27, 2020 @ 10:56 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey. Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days four hundred and nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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