A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Mavis Bank in Jamaica. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -76.5614° West, 18.0827° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 21:03:32 / May 14, 2020 @ 9:03 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us70009gad. Event ids that are associated: us70009gad. The temblor was picked up at 16:03:32 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Kingston (c. 937 700 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from New Kingston (c. 584 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Spanish Town (c. 145 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Portmore (c. 102 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from May Pen (c. 44 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Jamaica (c. 2 847 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Ann’s Bay, Lionel Town, Hayes (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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