A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.957° West, latitude 17.9453° North, depth = 6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:07:03 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020190022. Event ids that are associated: pr2020190022. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 09:07:03 / July 8, 2020 @ 9:07 am.
Event epicenter was 37 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), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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