A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 21:28:16 / 9:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9482 West, latitude 17.8653 North, depth = 14.73 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ar03. Id of event: us7000ar03. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 21:28:16 / July 18, 2020 @ 9:28 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.73 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Barranquitas, Coco (min 5000 pop).
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-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 12 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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