A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020013072. Event ids that are associated: pr2020013072. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.7388° West, 18.0175° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/20 / 2020-01-13 11:05:23 / January 13, 2020 @ 11:05 am. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:05:23 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Patillas, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-two, in the last 10 days four hundred and sixty-nine, in the past 30 days five hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km NW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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