A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 04:19:58 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020126017. Event ids that are associated: pr2020126017. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8575 West, latitude 17.8733 North, depth = 7 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 08:19:58 / May 5, 2020 @ 8:19 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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