A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020213000. Id of event: pr2020213000. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 09:23:33 / July 31, 2020 @ 9:23 am. Exact location, longitude -66.8863° West, latitude 17.9391° North, depth = 9 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:23:33 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Naranjito, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 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). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 4 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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