A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.47 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/05/20 / 2020-05-12 11:29:53 / May 12, 2020 @ 11:29 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8895° West, 17.8723° North, depth 12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The 3.47-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:29:53 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020133001. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009enr, pr2020133001.
The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Guayama, Vega Baja.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and three and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 15 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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