A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020148015. Id of event: pr2020148015. Exact location, longitude -66.7378° West, latitude 18.0026° North, depth = 6 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 20:57:34 / May 27, 2020 @ 8:57 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:57:34 / 4:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Guaynabo, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km WNW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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