A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020243001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bezk, pr2020243001. Global time and date of event 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 08:52:37 / August 30, 2020 @ 8:52 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:52:37 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.9216° West, latitude 17.9195° North, depth = 11 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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