A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 22:16:57 / May 2, 2020 @ 10:16 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.6961 West, latitude 17.8821 North, depth = 8.49 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009917. Id of event: us70009917. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.49 km (5 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:16:57 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 17 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Dorado, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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