A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Event id: pr2020144002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020144002. The 3.02-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:24:09 / 10:24 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 02:24:09 / May 23, 2020 @ 2:24 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8823 West, latitude 17.8223 North, depth = 11 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Isabela, Morovis (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and eight and in the last 365 days two thousand and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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