A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.928° West, 17.9436° North. Unique identifier: pr2020185032. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020185032. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 04:38:47 / July 3, 2020 @ 4:38 am. The temblor was picked up at 04:38:47 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Coco. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 3 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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