A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 00:08:46 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9225 West, latitude 17.9391 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020130017. Event ids that are associated: pr2020130017. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 04:08:46 / May 9, 2020 @ 4:08 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 3 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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