A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 22/07/20 / 2020-07-22 05:42:28 / July 22, 2020 @ 5:42 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020204007. Unique identifier: pr2020204007. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9425 West, latitude 17.9533 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 05:42:28 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-three, in the last 10 days eighty-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 4 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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