A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:08:06 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020131006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020131006. Exact location, longitude -66.9386° West, latitude 17.9555° North, depth = 6 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/05/20 / 2020-05-10 20:08:06 / May 10, 2020 @ 8:08 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Coco.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two thousand and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 3 km WSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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