A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 07:56:55 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.9498° West, 17.9258° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 07:56:55 / September 8, 2020 @ 7:56 am. Unique identifier: pr2020252009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020252009.
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days eighty and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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