A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -66.8765° West, latitude 17.8511° North, depth = 13 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 04:28:57 / May 23, 2020 @ 4:28 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020144007. Event ids that are associated: pr2020144007. The temblor was reported at 00:28:57 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and eight and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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