A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Global time and date of event 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 08:13:59 / July 5, 2020 @ 8:13 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ai79, pr2020187005. Unique identifier: pr2020187005. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9478 West, latitude 17.9615 North, depth = 9 km. The temblor was reported at 08:13:59 / 8:13 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (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 twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 4 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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