A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 02:15:17 / May 23, 2020 @ 2:15 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8717° West, 17.8786° North. Event id: us70009nxq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009nxq. The temblor was picked up at 22:15:17 / 10:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and seven and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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 SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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