A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020217000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020217000. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9371 West, latitude 17.9638 North, depth = 11 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/08/20 / 2020-08-04 07:50:38 / August 4, 2020 @ 7:50 am UTC/GMT. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:50:38 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 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).
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 thirty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 3 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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