A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 14:18:43 / May 5, 2020 @ 2:18 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:18:43 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9631° West, 17.9491° North, depth 8 km. Event id: pr2020126022. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020126022.
Event epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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