A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8043° West, 18.0356° North, depth 14 km. Event id: pr2020146000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020146000. The temblor was detected at 20:47:21 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/05/20 / 2020-05-25 00:47:21 / May 25, 2020 @ 12:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 20 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km NW of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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