A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 06:17:32 / May 5, 2020 @ 6:17 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:17:32 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8578° West, latitude 17.9118° North, depth = 14 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020126012. Unique identifier: pr2020126012.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Comerío, Corozal.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and fourty-nine 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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