A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 08:36:04 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9123° West, 17.9675° North, depth 9 km. Event id: pr2020138012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020138012. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 12:36:04 / May 17, 2020 @ 12:36 pm.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Comerío, Vega Baja. Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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