A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:04:14 / 9:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.9576° West, latitude 17.9458° North, depth = 6 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 09:04:14 / July 5, 2020 @ 9:04 am. Event id: pr2020187042. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020187042.
The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 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), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-eight, in the last 10 days two hundred and five, in the past 30 days three hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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