A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020229011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020229011. The temblor was detected at 08:17:05 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9601 West, latitude 17.943 North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 08:17:05 / August 16, 2020 @ 8:17 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Epicenter of the earthquake 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), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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