A minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 09:07:08 / February 28, 2020 @ 9:07 am UTC/GMT. The 3.05-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:07:08 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Exact location of event, depth 4 km, -66.8665° West, 17.8301° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020059036. Id of event: pr2020059036.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela. Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifteen, in the past 30 days four hundred and two and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 16 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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