A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6741 West, latitude 17.9443 North, depth = 5 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:49:03 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 17:49:03 / May 2, 2020 @ 5:49 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020123059. Id of event: pr2020123059.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo, Levittown, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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