A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 16:00:18 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7111 West, latitude 17.9127 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 20:00:18 / May 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm. Event id: us700099fe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700099fe.
The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gurabo, Maunabo, Cataño (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days seventy-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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