A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 15:17:35 / July 18, 2020 @ 3:17 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.9471° West, latitude 17.9441° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: pr2020200003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020200003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:17:35 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 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).
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 twenty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-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. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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