A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/07/20 / 2020-07-01 12:30:01 / July 1, 2020 @ 12:30 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9156 West, latitude 17.9464 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000afu5. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000afu5. The temblor was detected at 12:30:01 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Coco (min 5000 pop). 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 ninety and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 2 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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