A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:10:39 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/07/20 / 2020-07-07 12:10:39 / July 7, 2020 @ 12:10 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.955 West, latitude 17.9536 North, depth = 6 km. Unique identifier: pr2020189021. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020189021.
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 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). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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