A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 01:37:49 / August 3, 2020 @ 1:37 am. The temblor was detected at 01:37:49 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020216004. Event ids that are associated: pr2020216004. Exact location, longitude -66.9775° West, latitude 17.9216° North, depth = 11 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Coco, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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 SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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