A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 23:19:16 / 11:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 23:19:16 / July 5, 2020 @ 11:19 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020187017. Event ids that are associated: us7000aigy, pr2020187017. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -66.9136° West, 17.9341° North.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas. Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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