A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020135017. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020135017. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 09:01:33 / May 14, 2020 @ 9:01 am. The temblor was picked up at 05:01:33 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.9135° West, latitude 17.9428° North, depth = 13 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 3 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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