A minor earthquake magnitude 3.74 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 15:48:12 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 19:48:12 / January 17, 2020 @ 7:48 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079es, pr2020017012. Id of event: pr2020017012. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.7556° West, latitude 17.9991° North, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Lorenzo, San Juan, Cataño (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-one, in the past 30 days five hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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