A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/07/20 / 2020-07-09 19:30:38 / July 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:30:38 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000akyi. Event ids that are associated: us7000akyi. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9401 West, latitude 17.8548 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Barranquitas, Coco.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days one hundred and four, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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