A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was reported at 08:44:00 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020059043. Event ids that are associated: pr2020059043. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 12:44:00 / February 28, 2020 @ 12:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8923° West, 17.8713° North, depth 13 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventeen, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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 S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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