A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:02:55 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 08:02:55 / July 8, 2020 @ 8:02 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020190021. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020190021. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9775 West, latitude 17.8983 North, depth = 9 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barranquitas, Coco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
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 two hundred and one, in the past 30 days three hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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