A minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 21:52:42 / May 16, 2020 @ 9:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 17:52:42 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020137005. Event ids that are associated: pr2020137005, us70009iej. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9491 West, latitude 17.9585 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and six and in the last 365 days two thousand and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km WSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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