A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Santo Domingo in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -66.7406° West, latitude 18.0625° North, depth = 17 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020142014. Event ids that are associated: pr2020142014. The temblor was reported at 16:22:06 / 4:22 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 20:22:06 / May 21, 2020 @ 8:22 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Patillas, Caguas.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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