A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -66.8941° West, latitude 17.953° North, depth = 14 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020084005. Event ids that are associated: pr2020084005. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:23:33 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 05:23:33 / March 24, 2020 @ 5:23 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close 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 Comerío, Vega Baja, Corozal.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eighty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 2 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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