A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.8725° West, latitude 17.8841° North, depth = 13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/07/20 / 2020-07-23 23:29:18 / July 23, 2020 @ 11:29 pm. Event id: pr2020205005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020205005, us6000b32r. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:29:18 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Comerío, Corozal. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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