Minor earthquake 2.86 mag, 5 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.9435S, -66.9531WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9531 West, latitude 17.9435 North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was detected at 08:50:22 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 08:50:22 / July 16, 2020 @ 8:50 am. Id of earthquake: pr2020198012. Event ids that are associated: pr2020198012.

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-four, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.

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