A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020123066. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020123066. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7268 West, latitude 17.9535 North, depth = 9 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 19:40:06 / May 2, 2020 @ 7:40 pm. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:40:06 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Bayamón, Sabana Seca.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 4 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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