Minor earthquake, 2.97 mag was detected near Guánica in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.9308S, -66.9293WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 21:39:04 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020187054. Event ids that are associated: pr2020187054. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.9293° West, latitude 17.9308° North, depth = 5 km. Global time and date of event 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 21:39:04 / July 5, 2020 @ 9:39 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event 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), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-eight, in the last 10 days two hundred and seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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