A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8493 West, latitude 17.7815 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us600085qb. Unique identifier: us600085qb. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 00:49:20 / February 28, 2020 @ 12:49 am. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:49:20 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Comerío, Barceloneta. Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days four hundred and three and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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