A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was detected at 07:57:09 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.841 West, latitude 17.7798 North, depth = 2 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/05/20 / 2020-05-04 11:57:09 / May 4, 2020 @ 11:57 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2 km (1 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020125035. Event ids that are associated: pr2020125035.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Camuy, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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