A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 21:28:17 / July 18, 2020 @ 9:28 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9391 West, latitude 17.9243 North, depth = 5 km. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:28:17 / 9:28 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ar03, pr2020200004. Id of event: pr2020200004.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and sixty-one 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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