A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2020151002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020151002. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8361 West, latitude 17.9311 North, depth = 11 km. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:37:56 / 6:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/05/20 / 2020-05-30 06:37:56 / May 30, 2020 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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