A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/05/20 / 2020-05-11 08:53:28 / May 11, 2020 @ 8:53 am UTC/GMT. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:53:28 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.8513° West, 17.9096° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020132003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020132003, us70009dz1.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Cayey, Comerío (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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