Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag strikes near Guánica in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.9395S, -66.9575WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:21:27 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 09:21:27 / July 5, 2020 @ 9:21 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020187006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020187006. Exact location, longitude -66.9575° West, latitude 17.9395° North, depth = 7 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 6 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.

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