A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.834° West, latitude 17.9663° North, depth = 15 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 07:57:44 / May 17, 2020 @ 7:57 am UTC/GMT. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:57:44 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020138010. Unique identifier: pr2020138010.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Cidra, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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