A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 20:50:42 / May 3, 2020 @ 8:50 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:50:42 / 4:50 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020124069. Id of event: pr2020124069. Exact location, longitude -66.689° West, latitude 17.9518° North, depth = 6 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Guaynabo, Bayamón (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and nineteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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