A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/04/20 / 2020-04-06 06:04:19 / April 6, 2020 @ 6:04 am. Unique identifier: pr2020097005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020097005. The temblor was reported at 02:04:19 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.8711° West, 17.9311° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Vega Baja, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 5 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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