A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:26:44 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020186046. Unique identifier: pr2020186046. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 20:26:44 / July 4, 2020 @ 8:26 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9131 West, latitude 17.925 North, depth = 14 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 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), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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