A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8866° West, 17.922° North, depth 5 km. Unique identifier: pr2020238002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020238002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 04:28:29 / August 25, 2020 @ 4:28 am. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:28:29 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Corozal, Manatí. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and one and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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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