A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.765° West, 18.0036° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 08:21:04 / May 6, 2020 @ 8:21 am. The 3.23-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:21:04 / 4:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020127019. Event ids that are associated: pr2020127019.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Guaynabo, Patillas.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 thirty, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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