A minor earthquake magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -66.9563° West, 17.9425° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 21:22:01 / July 3, 2020 @ 9:22 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:22:01 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020185024. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ahkq, pr2020185024.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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