A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:02:36 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.959 West, latitude 17.9388 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/07/20 / 2020-07-21 02:02:36 / July 21, 2020 @ 2:02 am. Event id: pr2020203011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020203011.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 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), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-nine, in the last 10 days eighty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 6 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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