A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/07/20 / 2020-07-09 05:38:00 / July 9, 2020 @ 5:38 am. The temblor was reported at 05:38:00 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9436 West, latitude 17.954 North, depth = 14 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020191012. Unique identifier: pr2020191012.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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