A minor earthquake magnitude 3.59 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020128004, us70009bwt. Unique identifier: pr2020128004. Exact location, longitude -66.9426° West, latitude 17.9418° North, depth = 7 km. The 3.59-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:52:54 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 19:52:54 / May 7, 2020 @ 7:52 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Ceiba, Naranjito (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and four and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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