A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 02:01:41 / May 9, 2020 @ 2:01 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2020130001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020130001. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:01:41 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.9338° West, latitude 17.9286° North, depth = 6 km.
Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 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 Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and three and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 5 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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