A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9343 West, latitude 17.9253 North, depth = 13 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020216001. Id of event: pr2020216001. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 03:12:10 / August 3, 2020 @ 3:12 am. The temblor was reported at 03:12:10 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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