A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ahhj, pr2020185026. Id of event: pr2020185026. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 17:19:18 / July 3, 2020 @ 5:19 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:19:18 / 5:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9431 West, latitude 17.9303 North, depth = 13 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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