A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 06:47:36 / January 17, 2020 @ 6:47 am. Unique identifier: us700071il. Ids that are associated to the event: us700071il. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.68 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7377° West, 17.922° North, depth 12.68 km. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:47:36 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 82 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo, Cataño, Levittown (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-two, in the last 10 days four hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days five hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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