A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:18:35 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020144015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020144015. Exact location, longitude -66.849° West, latitude 17.8946° North, depth = 12 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 11:18:35 / May 23, 2020 @ 11:18 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Cidra, Guayama. Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 10 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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