A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 11:54:48 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020014073. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020014073. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 15:54:48 / January 14, 2020 @ 3:54 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8488° West, latitude 17.9906° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Cidra, Cayey (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty, in the last 10 days four hundred and eighty-one, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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