A minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bbdq, pr2020222002. Id of event: pr2020222002. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9355 West, latitude 17.9273 North, depth = 13 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 09:09:17 / August 9, 2020 @ 9:09 am. The temblor was detected at 09:09:17 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Vega Baja, Corozal. Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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