A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 03:38:20 / May 21, 2020 @ 3:38 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020142003. Unique identifier: pr2020142003. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8846 West, latitude 17.8308 North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was detected at 23:38:20 / 11:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 15 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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