A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -66.8621° West, 17.8405° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 00:49:21 / February 28, 2020 @ 12:49 am UTC/GMT. The 3.09-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:49:21 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us600085qb, pr2020059003. Unique identifier: pr2020059003.
The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Cayey, Comerío.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days four hundred and five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 21 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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