A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020182001. Id of event: pr2020182001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.9435° West, 17.9478° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/06/20 / 2020-06-30 03:45:42 / June 30, 2020 @ 3:45 am. The temblor was detected at 03:45:42 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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 SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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