A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 18:28:15 / 6:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 22:28:15 / May 24, 2020 @ 10:28 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020145019. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020145019. Exact location of event, longitude -66.76 West, latitude 18.0056 North, depth = 16 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Levittown, Bayamón.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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