A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 05:03:09 / June 23, 2020 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020175005. Event ids that are associated: pr2020175005. The temblor was detected at 05:03:09 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8586 West, latitude 17.8721 North, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 12 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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