A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 19:37:27 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020191011. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000akyq, pr2020191011. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.9235° West, latitude 17.9355° North, depth = 11 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/07/20 / 2020-07-09 19:37:27 / July 9, 2020 @ 7:37 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and twenty-eight 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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