A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: pr2020183002. Event ids that are associated: us7000aftx, pr2020183002. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/07/20 / 2020-07-01 12:17:08 / July 1, 2020 @ 12:17 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 12:17:08 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.923° West, latitude 17.9413° North, depth = 12 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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