A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9628 West, latitude 17.9488 North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:21:26 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 10:21:26 / July 18, 2020 @ 10:21 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020200002. Unique identifier: pr2020200002.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 38 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), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (10 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 seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 6 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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