A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020126003. Unique identifier: pr2020126003. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:41:01 / 11:41 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7258 West, latitude 17.9491 North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 03:41:01 / May 5, 2020 @ 3:41 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Patillas, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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