A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/05/20 / 2020-05-04 09:54:25 / May 4, 2020 @ 9:54 am. The temblor was detected at 05:54:25 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020125027. Unique identifier: pr2020125027. Exact location of event, longitude -66.945 West, latitude 17.9656 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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: 3 km W of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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