A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.6801° West, 17.9556° North, depth 6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020124026. Event ids that are associated: pr2020124026. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 02:24:09 / May 3, 2020 @ 2:24 am. The temblor was picked up at 22:24:09 / 10:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 9 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), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Lorenzo, Cataño, Levittown (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 5 km SE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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