A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:20:05 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000al8u. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000al8u. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9628° West, 17.9104° North, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/07/20 / 2020-07-10 08:20:05 / July 10, 2020 @ 8:20 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barranquitas, Coco (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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