A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:06:40 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/07/20 / 2020-07-02 07:06:40 / July 2, 2020 @ 7:06 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020184014. Unique identifier: pr2020184014. Exact location, longitude -66.9431° West, latitude 17.9566° North, depth = 13 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and twenty-three 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 4 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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