A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 08:45:15 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.7317° West, 17.9716° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 12:45:15 / January 16, 2020 @ 12:45 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us700070wx. Event ids that are associated: us700070wx.
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Patillas. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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