A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 3.09-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:20:43 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/07/20 / 2020-07-22 09:20:43 / July 22, 2020 @ 9:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.871 West, latitude 17.8931 North, depth = 14 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020204013. Id of event: pr2020204013. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Vega Baja, Cayey (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-four, in the last 10 days eighty-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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