A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.9131° West, 17.9193° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:06:39 / 11:06 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/20 / 2020-09-05 11:06:39 / September 5, 2020 @ 11:06 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bif2, pr2020249004. Id of event: pr2020249004.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí. Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 5 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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