A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 00:46:02 / February 28, 2020 @ 12:46 am. The temblor was reported at 20:46:02 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020059000. Event ids that are associated: us600085qa, pr2020059000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.861 West, latitude 17.8386 North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey. Epicenter of the earthquake 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), 81 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days four hundred and four and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 20 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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