A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 23:42:25 / August 7, 2020 @ 11:42 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 23:42:25 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9653 West, latitude 17.9296 North, depth = 6 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020220030. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020220030.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Coco, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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