A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8513° West, 17.84° North, depth 8 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Global time and date of event 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 20:49:34 / March 8, 2020 @ 8:49 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 16:49:34 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020068047. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020068047.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Comerío, Isabela. Event epicenter was 31 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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