A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9656° West, 17.9158° North, depth 13 km. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:23:13 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020173008. Id of event: pr2020173008. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/06/20 / 2020-06-21 20:23:13 / June 21, 2020 @ 8:23 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Manatí, Coco (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 8 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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