A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 01:08:07 / May 9, 2020 @ 1:08 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.9445° West, 17.94° North. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:08:07 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009czk. Unique identifier: us70009czk.
The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Coco. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and one and in the last 365 days two thousand and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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