A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.9315° West, latitude 17.922° North, depth = 9 km. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:57:56 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 02:57:56 / May 17, 2020 @ 2:57 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020138000. Unique identifier: pr2020138000.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and seven and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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