A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 10:25:51 / August 8, 2020 @ 10:25 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 10:25:51 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9615 West, latitude 17.949 North, depth = 6 km. Event id: pr2020221006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bb2k, pr2020221006.
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 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), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 6 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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