A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 01:51:37 / March 28, 2020 @ 1:51 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8656 West, latitude 17.835 North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was detected at 21:51:37 / 9:51 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020088002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020088002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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