A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Event id: pr2020134005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009fnx, pr2020134005. Exact location of earthquake, -66.5931° West, 17.9196° North, depth 4 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/05/20 / 2020-05-13 22:59:57 / May 13, 2020 @ 10:59 pm. The temblor was reported at 18:59:57 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Las Piedras, Aguadilla.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 nine, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km SSE of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
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