A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.9158° West, latitude 17.8534° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:17:07 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/07/20 / 2020-07-01 12:17:07 / July 1, 2020 @ 12:17 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000aftx. Event ids that are associated: us7000aftx.
Epicenter of the event was 36 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Morovis, Barranquitas. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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