A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009icj. Id of event: us70009icj. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8664 West, latitude 17.8865 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:01:51 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 20:01:51 / May 16, 2020 @ 8:01 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Corozal, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 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).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and four and in the last 365 days two thousand and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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