A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:23:58 / 10:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.9425° West, latitude 17.9353° North, depth = 13 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/07/20 / 2020-07-14 10:23:58 / July 14, 2020 @ 10:23 am. Unique identifier: pr2020196013. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020196013.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days three hundred and five and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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