A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Unique identifier: pr2020219002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020219002. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/08/20 / 2020-08-06 10:56:15 / August 6, 2020 @ 10:56 am. Exact location, longitude -66.8851° West, latitude 17.887° North, depth = 13 km. The temblor was detected at 10:56:15 / 10:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and twenty-two 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 9 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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