A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 23:23:55 / May 3, 2020 @ 11:23 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7226 West, latitude 17.9481 North, depth = 7 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:23:55 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020124074. Event ids that are associated: pr2020124074.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Caguas, Sabana Seca. Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and sixty-nine 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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