A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 20:00:00 / July 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020185012. Unique identifier: pr2020185012. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9198° West, 17.941° North, depth 9 km. The temblor was detected at 20:00:00 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 33 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and three and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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