A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 00:55:10 / 12:55 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/07/20 / 2020-07-02 00:55:10 / July 2, 2020 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020184005. Event ids that are associated: pr2020184005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9543 West, latitude 17.9233 North, depth = 12 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Manatí (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 seventy-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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