A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:30:52 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020017011. Ids that are associated to the event: us600079bt, pr2020017011. Global time and date of event 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 17:30:52 / January 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7338 West, latitude 17.9261 North, depth = 8 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo, Cataño, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-two, in the past 30 days five hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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