A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020169009. Id of event: pr2020169009. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8581 West, latitude 17.8655 North, depth = 7 km. The temblor was reported at 17:21:56 / 5:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/06/20 / 2020-06-17 17:21:56 / June 17, 2020 @ 5:21 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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