A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020130020. Event ids that are associated: pr2020130020. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:18:41 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 05:18:41 / May 9, 2020 @ 5:18 am. Exact location, longitude -66.8683° West, latitude 17.9155° North, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Vega Baja, Cayey.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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