A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The 3.03-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:43:29 / 1:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8623 West, latitude 17.8525 North, depth = 5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/05/20 / 2020-05-04 17:43:29 / May 4, 2020 @ 5:43 pm. Event id: pr2020125007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020125007, us700099ya. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Manatí, Barceloneta. The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 14 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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