A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8552° West, 17.8066° North. Global time and date of event 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 00:59:39 / February 28, 2020 @ 12:59 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us600085qh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600085qh. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:59:39 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Hatillo, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
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 thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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