A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:20:52 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 05:20:52 / May 27, 2020 @ 5:20 am. Unique identifier: pr2020148004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020148004. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8003 West, latitude 17.9683 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dorado, Arroyo, Campanilla (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and ninety-nine 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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