A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 04/05/20 / 2020-05-04 14:41:47 / May 4, 2020 @ 2:41 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.2807 West, latitude 18.6714 North, depth = 92.74 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:41:47 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us700099tj. Event ids that are associated: us700099tj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.74 km (58 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utuado, Sabana Grande, Lajas. Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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