A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 17:13:37 / March 12, 2020 @ 5:13 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9176 West, latitude 17.8 North, depth = 9 km. The temblor was reported at 13:13:37 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020072017. Event ids that are associated: pr2020072017. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Camuy, Ciales (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 19 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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