A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.778 West, latitude 17.935 North, depth = 7 km. Unique identifier: pr2020127015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020127015. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:21:07 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 23:21:07 / May 6, 2020 @ 11:21 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Baja, Campanilla, Pájaros (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and six and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and sixty 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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