A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9186 West, latitude 17.934 North, depth = 12 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000adnu, pr2020180008. Id of event: pr2020180008. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/06/20 / 2020-06-28 11:49:22 / June 28, 2020 @ 11:49 am. The temblor was picked up at 11:49:22 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 4 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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