A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:36:25 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020181033. Unique identifier: pr2020181033. Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -66.9486° West, 17.9545° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/06/20 / 2020-06-29 03:36:25 / June 29, 2020 @ 3:36 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 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). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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 WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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