A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 11:55:16 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/05/20 / 2020-05-01 15:55:16 / May 1, 2020 @ 3:55 pm. Event id: pr2020122017. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020122017. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8336° West, 17.957° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close 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 nine, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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