A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Id of earthquake: pr2020138002. Event ids that are associated: pr2020138002, us70009iyw. The temblor was reported at 11:09:15 / 11:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9013 West, latitude 17.9456 North, depth = 7 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 15:09:15 / May 17, 2020 @ 3:09 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cayey, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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