A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8936° West, latitude 17.9306° North, depth = 9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 09:45:17 / May 14, 2020 @ 9:45 am. Unique identifier: pr2020135018. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020135018. The temblor was reported at 05:45:17 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 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/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
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 fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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