A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 06:06:08 / May 17, 2020 @ 6:06 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:06:08 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.9745° West, latitude 17.884° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020138009. Unique identifier: pr2020138009.
Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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