A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/08/20 / 2020-08-11 03:30:20 / August 11, 2020 @ 3:30 am. Id of earthquake: pr2020224000. Event ids that are associated: us6000bcgh, pr2020224000. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -66.9146° West, 17.9291° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:30:20 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí. Epicenter of the earthquake 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), 14 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 4 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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