A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.15 km (6 miles). Event id: us7000ajvp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ajvp. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9756 West, latitude 17.9246 North, depth = 10.15 km. The temblor was reported at 05:47:06 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 05:47:06 / July 8, 2020 @ 5:47 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 8 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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