A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 10:10:41 / May 16, 2020 @ 10:10 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8505 West, latitude 17.9205 North, depth = 14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:10:41 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020137002, us70009hzt. Id of event: pr2020137002.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and three and in the last 365 days two thousand and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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