A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:35:54 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70009avz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009avz. Global time and date of event 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 05:35:54 / May 6, 2020 @ 5:35 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.7008° West, latitude 17.9635° North, depth = 10.99 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.99 km (7 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gurabo, San Lorenzo, Cataño. Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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