A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020237004. Id of event: pr2020237004. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9648 West, latitude 17.9463 North, depth = 6 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Global time and date of event 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 13:23:54 / August 24, 2020 @ 1:23 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:23:54 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter).
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), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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