A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 02:16:35 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8998 West, latitude 17.948 North, depth = 13 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 02:16:35 / July 16, 2020 @ 2:16 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020198005. Id of event: pr2020198005.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-two, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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