A minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9638 West, latitude 17.9415 North, depth = 9 km. The temblor was detected at 02:36:21 / 2:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 06:36:21 / May 17, 2020 @ 6:36 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020138001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020138001, us70009inm.
Event epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two thousand and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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