A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:00:20 / 10:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 10:00:20 / August 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9605° West, 17.939° North, depth 6 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020240005. Unique identifier: pr2020240005.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days ninety-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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