A minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 08:51:33 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.7193° West, 17.9455° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 12:51:33 / May 2, 2020 @ 12:51 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020123021. Event ids that are associated: pr2020123021.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Guaynabo, Bayamón (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 5 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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