A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020079022. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020079022. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 14:51:44 / March 19, 2020 @ 2:51 pm. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:51:44 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9591 West, latitude 17.9226 North, depth = 4 km.
Event epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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