A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 3.03-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:23:47 / 10:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.644° West, latitude 17.9515° North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 14:23:47 / May 3, 2020 @ 2:23 pm. Event id: pr2020124047. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020124047.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gurabo, Cataño, Rincón (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and fifty-nine 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.
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