A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020137007. Event ids that are associated: pr2020137007. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 09:55:37 / May 16, 2020 @ 9:55 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:55:37 / 5:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9291 West, latitude 17.9233 North, depth = 9 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 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), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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