A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was detected at 23:18:21 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 03:18:21 / February 29, 2020 @ 3:18 am. Exact location, longitude -66.8846° West, latitude 17.7843° North, depth = 7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020060005. Unique identifier: pr2020060005.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arecibo, Morovis, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety-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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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 S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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