A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/07/20 / 2020-07-30 06:07:37 / July 30, 2020 @ 6:07 am. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:07:37 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020212000. Id of event: pr2020212000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9151 West, latitude 17.941 North, depth = 14 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Vega Baja, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 eight, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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