A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020136003. Unique identifier: pr2020136003. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9951 West, latitude 17.9736 North, depth = 8 km. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:54:40 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 20:54:40 / May 15, 2020 @ 8:54 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days two hundred and one and in the last 365 days two thousand and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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