A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 20:03:31 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 00:03:31 / May 20, 2020 @ 12:03 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7318 West, latitude 17.9725 North, depth = 8 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020141000. Event ids that are associated: pr2020141000.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Patillas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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