A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:48:05 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.754 West, latitude 17.9665 North, depth = 9 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 20:48:05 / May 14, 2020 @ 8:48 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020135006. Unique identifier: pr2020135006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Ingenio, Aguas Buenas. Epicenter of the event was 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and in the last 365 days two thousand and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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