A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/07/20 / 2020-07-07 22:06:26 / July 7, 2020 @ 10:06 pm. The temblor was reported at 22:06:26 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020189008. Event ids that are associated: us7000ajre, pr2020189008. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.9575° West, 17.9471° North.
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 5 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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