A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020127009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020127009. Global time and date of event 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 07:24:51 / May 6, 2020 @ 7:24 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:24:51 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.8943° West, 17.9253° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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