A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9146 West, latitude 17.9316 North, depth = 10 km. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:54:04 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 01/08/20 / 2020-08-01 12:54:04 / August 1, 2020 @ 12:54 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020214004. Unique identifier: pr2020214004.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 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 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days seventy-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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