A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:22:16 / 4:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9093 West, latitude 17.9425 North, depth = 12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 08:22:16 / May 3, 2020 @ 8:22 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000998s, pr2020124003. Id of event: pr2020124003.
Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Ceiba, Cayey. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. 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: 4 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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