A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9661 West, latitude 17.9388 North, depth = 9 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:45:49 / 7:45 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/07/20 / 2020-07-15 07:45:49 / July 15, 2020 @ 7:45 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Event id: pr2020197008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ansu, pr2020197008.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 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). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (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 fourty-two, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and six and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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