A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 3.11-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:48:22 / 1:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 17:48:22 / May 21, 2020 @ 5:48 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020142013. Unique identifier: pr2020142013. Exact location of event, depth 15 km, -66.8666° West, 17.9351° North.
Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Cidra, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 5 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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