A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020233004. Id of event: pr2020233004. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9338 West, latitude 17.9368 North, depth = 9 km. The temblor was reported at 02:19:05 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 02:19:05 / August 20, 2020 @ 2:19 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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