A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.8735° West, latitude 17.85° North, depth = 8 km. Unique identifier: pr2020123007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020123007. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 06:10:11 / May 2, 2020 @ 6:10 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 02:10:11 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío. Event epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 13 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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