A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:31:29 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8396 West, latitude 17.8878 North, depth = 14 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 02:31:29 / February 28, 2020 @ 2:31 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020059013. Unique identifier: pr2020059013.
Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourteen, in the past 30 days four hundred and five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 11 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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