A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:00:18 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 20:00:18 / May 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700099fe, pr2020124010. Id of event: pr2020124010. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7161 West, latitude 17.9381 North, depth = 6 km.
The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 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), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Lorenzo, Cataño, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days eighty, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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