A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Las Marias in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 3.09-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:22:06 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 07:22:06 / May 18, 2020 @ 7:22 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.0483 West, latitude 18.2638 North, depth = 8 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020139010. Event ids that are associated: pr2020139010.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Corozal, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 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 eight, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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