A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9131 West, latitude 17.9473 North, depth = 13 km. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:01:20 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 06:01:20 / July 29, 2020 @ 6:01 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020211000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020211000.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Vega Baja, Corozal. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and one and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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