A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 20:16:43 / 8:16 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 00:16:43 / May 18, 2020 @ 12:16 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.6918 West, latitude 17.9435 North, depth = 6 km. Unique identifier: pr2020139000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020139000.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaynabo, Bayamón, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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