A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:06:34 / 6:06 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 18:06:34 / August 15, 2020 @ 6:06 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020228013. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020228013. Exact location, longitude -66.9108° West, latitude 17.9301° North, depth = 13 km.
Epicenter of the event was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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 and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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