A minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa Alta in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 02:34:14 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.744° West, 18.0136° North, depth 16 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 06:34:14 / January 15, 2020 @ 6:34 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000701x, pr2020015001. Id of event: pr2020015001.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 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), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, Caguas, Patillas (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-one, in the past 30 days four hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km S of Tallaboa Alta, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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