A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9556 West, latitude 17.9318 North, depth = 9 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/07/20 / 2020-07-15 08:25:23 / July 15, 2020 @ 8:25 am. The temblor was picked up at 08:25:23 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020197009. Unique identifier: pr2020197009.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco. Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-two, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days three hundred and six and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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