A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.963 West, latitude 17.9475 North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was detected at 23:14:19 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020234001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020234001. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 23:14:19 / August 21, 2020 @ 11:14 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Epicenter of the event was 38 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), 15 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and fifteen 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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