A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -66.9451° West, 17.9361° North. The temblor was reported at 09:04:28 / 9:04 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020185005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ah71, pr2020185005. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 09:04:28 / July 3, 2020 @ 9:04 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Barranquitas. Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and four, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fourty 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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