A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:01:51 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 20:01:51 / May 16, 2020 @ 8:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8656 West, latitude 17.9111 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Event id: pr2020137016. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009icj, pr2020137016.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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