A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:05:34 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020155008. Unique identifier: pr2020155008. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9295 West, latitude 17.9485 North, depth = 7 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/06/20 / 2020-06-03 20:05:34 / June 3, 2020 @ 8:05 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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