A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 08:46:45 / August 20, 2020 @ 8:46 am. Exact location, longitude -66.9685° West, latitude 17.9281° North, depth = 7 km. Unique identifier: pr2020233002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020233002. The temblor was detected at 08:46:45 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 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), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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