A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The 2.91-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:36:53 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 20:36:53 / May 20, 2020 @ 8:36 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020141011. Id of event: pr2020141011. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9073° West, 17.8436° North, depth 7 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Morovis, Isabela. Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 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 two, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days two hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 14 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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