A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event id: pr2020130018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020130018. The temblor was picked up at 04:24:11 / 4:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8991 West, latitude 17.9316 North, depth = 7 km. Global time and date of event 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 08:24:11 / May 9, 2020 @ 8:24 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 31 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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