A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020144012. Unique identifier: pr2020144012. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7031 West, latitude 17.9386 North, depth = 6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 07:08:03 / May 23, 2020 @ 7:08 am UTC/GMT. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:08:03 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Caguas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and eight and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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