A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/07/20 / 2020-07-02 22:35:53 / July 2, 2020 @ 10:35 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020184025. Id of event: pr2020184025. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:35:53 / 10:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.9621° West, 17.918° North.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Manatí, Coco (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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