A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020126009. Id of event: pr2020126009. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 05:50:52 / May 5, 2020 @ 5:50 am. The temblor was detected at 01:50:52 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8558° West, 17.9061° North, depth 13 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cidra, Guayama.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and fourty-seven 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.
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