A minor earthquake magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8271 West, latitude 17.9921 North, depth = 13 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020130003, us70009d3u. Unique identifier: pr2020130003. Global time and date of event 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 05:59:16 / May 9, 2020 @ 5:59 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.32-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:59:16 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguas Buenas, Arroyo, Ingenio (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days two hundred and five and in the last 365 days two thousand and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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