A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8546° West, 17.845° North, depth 11 km. The temblor was detected at 22:32:01 / 10:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020201025. Id of event: pr2020201025. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/07/20 / 2020-07-19 22:32:01 / July 19, 2020 @ 10:32 pm.
The epicenter was 31 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-four, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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