Minor earthquake, 2.91 mag strikes near Guánica in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.9328S, -66.9321WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020180012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000adhr, pr2020180012. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/06/20 / 2020-06-28 07:15:17 / June 28, 2020 @ 7:15 am. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:15:17 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9321 West, latitude 17.9328 North, depth = 11 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 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), 71 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.

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