A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 11:52:42 / May 23, 2020 @ 11:52 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:52:42 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9343° West, 17.9056° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: pr2020144017. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020144017.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta (min 5000 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-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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