A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 13:50:11 / May 21, 2020 @ 1:50 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020142011. Id of event: pr2020142011. The temblor was picked up at 09:50:11 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7955° West, 18.0376° North, depth 11 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand and ninety-six 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. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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