A minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9665 West, latitude 17.9441 North, depth = 9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020198017. Unique identifier: pr2020198017. The temblor was reported at 10:03:24 / 10:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 10:03:24 / July 16, 2020 @ 10:03 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. 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), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-three, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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