A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:32:07 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.702° West, latitude 17.9676° North, depth = 9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 00:32:07 / May 14, 2020 @ 12:32 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020135000. Id of event: pr2020135000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Guaynabo, Caguas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 10 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and in the last 365 days two thousand and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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