A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 03:15:20 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8515° West, latitude 17.9065° North, depth = 12 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020126014. Event ids that are associated: pr2020126014. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 07:15:20 / May 5, 2020 @ 7:15 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cidra, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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