A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 08:11:47 / March 3, 2020 @ 8:11 am. The temblor was reported at 04:11:47 / 4:11 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020063012. Unique identifier: pr2020063012. Exact location of event, depth 15 km, -66.777° West, 17.999° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Ingenio, Arroyo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 2 km SE of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
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