A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.37 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.6817 West, latitude 17.9233 North, depth = 11.37 km. Id of earthquake: us70009c1h. Event ids that are associated: us70009c1h. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 23:08:49 / May 7, 2020 @ 11:08 pm. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:08:49 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levittown, Guaynabo, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and two and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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