A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:15:38 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 05:15:38 / May 19, 2020 @ 5:15 am. Exact location, longitude -66.6329° West, latitude 17.9093° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70009kgq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009kgq.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Aguadilla, Gurabo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km S of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
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