A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020136009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020136009. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:04:31 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8795° West, latitude 17.9301° North, depth = 15 km. Global time and date of event 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 06:04:31 / May 15, 2020 @ 6:04 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Cayey, Vega Baja. Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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