A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/05/20 / 2020-05-08 20:09:48 / May 8, 2020 @ 8:09 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8796° West, latitude 17.8686° North, depth = 12 km. The temblor was reported at 16:09:48 / 4:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Event id: pr2020129009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020129009.
Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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