A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.863 West, latitude 17.8894 North, depth = 13 km. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:52:43 / 1:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 17:52:43 / March 24, 2020 @ 5:52 pm. Event id: pr2020084020. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020084020.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Corozal, Manatí. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and thirty-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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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