A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020186053. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020186053. The temblor was picked up at 14:19:02 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.9576° West, latitude 17.9238° North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 14:19:02 / July 4, 2020 @ 2:19 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-one, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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