A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:46:40 / 4:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us60008frl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008frl. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 20:46:40 / March 14, 2020 @ 8:46 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8745 West, latitude 17.79 North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (33 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), 77 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Aguadilla, Quebradillas.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 20 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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