A minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020060051. Unique identifier: pr2020060051. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:57:40 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 22:57:40 / February 29, 2020 @ 10:57 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9118 West, latitude 17.8346 North, depth = 3 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Aibonito, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 15 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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