A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 04:44:35 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7418 West, latitude 17.9803 North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 08:44:35 / January 18, 2020 @ 8:44 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079wt, pr2020018004. Id of event: pr2020018004. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 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), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gurabo, San Juan, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days five hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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