A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/05/20 / 2020-05-13 22:16:30 / May 13, 2020 @ 10:16 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.33 km (2 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:16:30 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5882 West, latitude 17.8799 North, depth = 3.33 km. Event id: us70009fn5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009fn5.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juncos, Cataño, Moca (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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