A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9196 West, latitude 17.9161 North, depth = 12 km. Event id: pr2020144025. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020144025. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 22:00:14 / May 23, 2020 @ 10:00 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:00:14 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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