A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 07:57:32 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8228 West, latitude 17.875 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 11:57:32 / February 27, 2020 @ 11:57 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000857m. Event ids that are associated: us6000857m.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Ceiba, Vega Alta.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-six, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 13 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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