A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9396 West, latitude 17.9256 North, depth = 14 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 04:07:29 / July 4, 2020 @ 4:07 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The 3.12-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:07:29 / 4:07 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ahr1, pr2020186002. Id of event: pr2020186002.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí. The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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