A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.93 West, latitude 17.9303 North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:51:01 / 1:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/20 / 2020-03-01 05:51:01 / March 1, 2020 @ 5:51 am. Id of earthquake: pr2020061010. Event ids that are associated: pr2020061010.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Did you feel the quake?
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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.