A minor earthquake magnitude 3.69 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/05/20 / 2020-05-29 01:58:51 / May 29, 2020 @ 1:58 am. The 3.69-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:58:51 / 1:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5941 West, latitude 17.9121 North, depth = 5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000a1g3, pr2020150001. Unique identifier: pr2020150001.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Humacao, Carolina, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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