A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020081015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020081015. Global time and date of event 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 11:55:11 / March 21, 2020 @ 11:55 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8323 West, latitude 17.8421 North, depth = 14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 07:55:11 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Comerío, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 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 fourteen, in the last 10 days seventy-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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