A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 19:26:32 / May 14, 2020 @ 7:26 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020135005, us70009g7g. Id of event: pr2020135005. Exact location, longitude -66.9545° West, latitude 17.9851° North, depth = 9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:26:32 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km W of Fuig, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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