A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7286 West, latitude 17.9909 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:16:24 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 08:16:24 / May 16, 2020 @ 8:16 am. Unique identifier: us70009hw9. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009hw9.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maunabo, Trujillo Alto, Gurabo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and one and in the last 365 days two thousand and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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