A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:16:24 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020084013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020084013. Exact location, longitude -66.8543° West, latitude 17.9125° North, depth = 14 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 12:16:24 / March 24, 2020 @ 12:16 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Cayey, Comerío (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 nine, in the last 10 days eighty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 8 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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