A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9133 West, latitude 17.924 North, depth = 12 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:30:58 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/07/20 / 2020-07-21 20:30:58 / July 21, 2020 @ 8:30 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000asmf, pr2020203019. Id of event: pr2020203019.
Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-five, in the last 10 days eighty-three, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 5 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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