A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 23:41:38 / March 5, 2020 @ 11:41 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2 km (1 miles). Event id: pr2020065029. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020065029. Exact location of earthquake, -66.868° West, 17.8168° North, depth 2 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:41:38 / 7:41 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Arecibo, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 17 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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