A minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9418 West, latitude 17.9495 North, depth = 6 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020128007. Event ids that are associated: us70009c1s, pr2020128007. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 23:36:06 / May 7, 2020 @ 11:36 pm. The temblor was picked up at 19:36:06 / 7:36 pm (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 Comerío, Vega Baja, Corozal. The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and four and in the last 365 days two thousand earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 5 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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