A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 16:23:55 / August 24, 2020 @ 4:23 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020237010. Id of event: pr2020237010. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9631 West, latitude 17.9481 North, depth = 6 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:23:55 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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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