A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 22:34:56 / May 3, 2020 @ 10:34 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020124072. Unique identifier: pr2020124072. The temblor was reported at 18:34:56 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.7511° West, 17.9558° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby 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 Patillas, Ingenio, Aguas Buenas.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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