Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Guánica in Puerto Rico

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Earthquake location 17.9388S, -66.9318WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.9318° West, latitude 17.9388° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 01/07/20 / 2020-07-01 08:21:39 / July 1, 2020 @ 8:21 am UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:21:39 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020183001. Id of event: pr2020183001.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco. Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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