A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Event id: pr2020186009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ahnh, pr2020186009. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9726° West, 17.955° North, depth 6 km. The temblor was reported at 00:27:10 / 12:27 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 00:27:10 / July 4, 2020 @ 12:27 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km WSW of Fuig, Puerto Rico.
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