A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8644 West, latitude 17.6998 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 01:33:40 / May 24, 2020 @ 1:33 am. Unique identifier: us70009p9n. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009p9n. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:33:40 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguada, Ciales, Rincón.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 30 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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