A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:02:15 / 5:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 17:02:15 / July 4, 2020 @ 5:02 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ahzj, pr2020186015. Unique identifier: pr2020186015. Exact location, longitude -66.9438° West, latitude 17.9653° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Coco (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SW of Fuig, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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