A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.5886 West, latitude 17.9306 North, depth = 6 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020150014. Unique identifier: pr2020150014. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/05/20 / 2020-05-29 11:55:39 / May 29, 2020 @ 11:55 am UTC/GMT. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:55:39 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Moca, Cataño. The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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