A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8609 West, latitude 17.8777 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 23:29:18 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000b32r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b32r. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/07/20 / 2020-07-23 23:29:18 / July 23, 2020 @ 11:29 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Comerío, Manatí (min 5000 pop). The 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), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 11 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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