A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/20 / 2020-01-09 06:34:16 / January 9, 2020 @ 6:34 am. Event id: us70006wth. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006wth. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6708 West, latitude 17.9628 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:34:16 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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