A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The 2.99-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:23:41 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -66.9606° West, 17.95° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020216021. Id of event: pr2020216021. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 23:23:41 / August 3, 2020 @ 11:23 pm.
Epicenter of the event 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). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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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