A minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 02:17:37 / May 9, 2020 @ 2:17 am. The temblor was picked up at 22:17:37 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020130002, us70009d0q. Id of event: pr2020130002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.9515° West, 17.9486° North.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and four and in the last 365 days two thousand and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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