A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9625 West, latitude 17.9475 North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 08:44:13 / August 27, 2020 @ 8:44 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020240004. Unique identifier: pr2020240004. The temblor was reported at 08:44:13 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). The 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). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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