A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8607° West, latitude 17.9212° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us70009hzt. Event ids that are associated: us70009hzt. Global time and date of event 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 10:10:41 / May 16, 2020 @ 10:10 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:10:41 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Cayey, Comerío.
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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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