A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 09:44:09 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020184016. Id of event: pr2020184016. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -66.9583° West, 17.936° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/07/20 / 2020-07-02 09:44:09 / July 2, 2020 @ 9:44 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 6 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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