A minor earthquake magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 01:33:43 / May 24, 2020 @ 1:33 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8811 West, latitude 17.8455 North, depth = 12 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020145001, us70009p9n. Id of event: pr2020145001. The temblor was detected at 21:33:43 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Cayey, Corozal. Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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