A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9218° West, 17.898° North, depth 10 km. Event id: us6000b617. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b617. Global time and date of event 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 10:45:56 / July 29, 2020 @ 10:45 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:45:56 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Vega Baja, Comerío. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and one and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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