A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was detected at 03:30:07 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020146006. Event ids that are associated: pr2020146006. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9055 West, latitude 17.8245 North, depth = 6 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Global time and date of event 25/05/20 / 2020-05-25 07:30:07 / May 25, 2020 @ 7:30 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Isabela, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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