A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8618 West, latitude 17.8022 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:33:01 / 10:33 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 02:33:01 / February 28, 2020 @ 2:33 am. Id of earthquake: us600085s4. Event ids that are associated: us600085s4.
The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hatillo, Arecibo, Aguadilla. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days four hundred and four and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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: 19 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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