A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 09:40:54 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -66.7151° West, 17.9565° North. Unique identifier: pr2020123036. Ids that are associated to the event: us700098rx, pr2020123036. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Global time and date of event 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 13:40:54 / May 2, 2020 @ 1:40 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levittown, Guaynabo, Caguas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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