A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020019009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007atk, pr2020019009. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7265 West, latitude 17.9456 North, depth = 7 km. Global time and date of event 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 18:45:04 / January 19, 2020 @ 6:45 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 14:45:04 / 2:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gurabo, San Lorenzo, Cataño (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 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), 80 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty, in the past 30 days six hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days six hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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