A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020197001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020197001. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -66.9536° West, 17.9461° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/07/20 / 2020-07-15 08:10:01 / July 15, 2020 @ 8:10 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:10:01 / 8:10 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 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). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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