A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020197007. Id of event: pr2020197007. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -66.9631° West, 17.9483° North. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:59:19 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/07/20 / 2020-07-15 02:59:19 / July 15, 2020 @ 2:59 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days three hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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