A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.901 West, latitude 17.8313 North, depth = 11 km. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:53:13 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 13:53:13 / March 29, 2020 @ 1:53 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2020089027. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020089027.
Event epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Isabela, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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