A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.59 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 17:57:31 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020122023. Unique identifier: pr2020122023. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9116 West, latitude 17.9368 North, depth = 12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/20 / 2020-05-01 21:57:31 / May 1, 2020 @ 9:57 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Cidra, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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