A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.7 km (9 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009c1s. Id of event: us70009c1s. Exact location of event, depth 14.7 km, -66.9424° West, 17.9358° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 23:36:05 / May 7, 2020 @ 11:36 pm. The temblor was reported at 19:36:05 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Comerío, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event 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 (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and three and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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