A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/20 / 2020-03-02 03:27:59 / March 2, 2020 @ 3:27 am. Exact location of event, depth 2 km, -66.8538° West, 17.849° North. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:27:59 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020062005. Event ids that are associated: pr2020062005.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela. The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days one hundred and seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 14 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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