A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020123060. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020123060. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 19:00:08 / May 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.7331° West, latitude 17.9431° North, depth = 8 km. The temblor was detected at 15:00:08 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Patillas, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-seven, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 6 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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