A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Event id: pr2020142008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020142008. Exact location of event, longitude -66.6085 West, latitude 17.9088 North, depth = 3 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 3 km (2 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:39:01 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 08:39:01 / May 21, 2020 @ 8:39 am.
Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Yabucoa, Cataño. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two thousand and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km S of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
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