A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9711 West, latitude 17.92 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/07/20 / 2020-07-14 06:31:36 / July 14, 2020 @ 6:31 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020196001. Event ids that are associated: pr2020196001. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:31:36 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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