A minor earthquake magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 18:16:58 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.7193° West, 17.9436° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009917, pr2020123027. Id of event: pr2020123027. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 22:16:58 / May 2, 2020 @ 10:16 pm.
Event epicenter was 78 km (49 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/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levittown, Guaynabo, Bayamón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days seventy-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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