A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9933 West, latitude 17.9681 North, depth = 12 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 06:24:57 / May 18, 2020 @ 6:24 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020139008. Id of event: pr2020139008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:24:57 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Morovis, Salinas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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