A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/05/20 / 2020-05-28 19:37:28 / May 28, 2020 @ 7:37 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020149020. Unique identifier: pr2020149020. The temblor was detected at 15:37:28 / 3:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7201 West, latitude 17.9681 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Guaynabo, Caguas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 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), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two thousand and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 3 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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