A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Jauca in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020149000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020149000, us6000a0mv. Exact location of event, longitude -66.3368 West, latitude 17.9408 North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/05/20 / 2020-05-28 00:21:00 / May 28, 2020 @ 12:21 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:21:00 / 8:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Las Marías, Lajas (min 5000 pop).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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