A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/06/20 / 2020-06-24 12:11:18 / June 24, 2020 @ 12:11 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020176018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020176018. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8878 West, latitude 17.8269 North, depth = 11 km. The temblor was reported at 12:11:18 / 12:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Morovis, Aibonito. Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 16 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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