A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 04:21:47 / 4:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9198 West, latitude 17.9041 North, depth = 11 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/05/20 / 2020-05-31 04:21:47 / May 31, 2020 @ 4:21 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020152002. Event ids that are associated: pr2020152002.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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