A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020077027. Unique identifier: pr2020077027. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8938° West, 17.8808° North, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 18:50:51 / March 17, 2020 @ 6:50 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:50:51 / 2:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
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 nine, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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