A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/07/20 / 2020-07-27 21:07:59 / July 27, 2020 @ 9:07 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.9331° West, latitude 17.9681° North, depth = 11 km. Unique identifier: pr2020209004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020209004. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:07:59 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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