A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:08:40 / 12:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9388 West, latitude 17.9281 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/06/20 / 2020-06-28 12:08:40 / June 28, 2020 @ 12:08 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020180053. Unique identifier: pr2020180053.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days two hundred and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 5 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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