A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8801 West, latitude 17.9506 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/20 / 2020-04-06 08:59:08 / April 6, 2020 @ 8:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:59:08 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020097010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020097010.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cayey, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 ninety-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 3 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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