A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.626 West, latitude 17.9561 North, depth = 6 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:15:56 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 22:15:56 / May 3, 2020 @ 10:15 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020124070. Unique identifier: pr2020124070.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maunabo, Gurabo, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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