A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2020200000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020200000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:32:13 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 03:32:13 / July 18, 2020 @ 3:32 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8663 West, latitude 17.8806 North, depth = 13 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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