A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:52:37 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 08:52:37 / August 30, 2020 @ 8:52 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bezk, pr2020243001. Id of event: pr2020243001. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9216 West, latitude 17.9195 North, depth = 11 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop). The 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). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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