Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Guánica in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.946S, -66.9148WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9148 West, latitude 17.946 North, depth = 13 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:43:59 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 19:43:59 / July 28, 2020 @ 7:43 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020210004. Event ids that are associated: pr2020210004.

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 Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí. Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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