A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9276 West, latitude 17.9206 North, depth = 11 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020183023. Event ids that are associated: pr2020183023. The 2.82-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:42:43 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/07/20 / 2020-07-01 23:42:43 / July 1, 2020 @ 11:42 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 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 (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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