A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/01/20 / 2020-01-22 10:34:58 / January 22, 2020 @ 10:34 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020022004. Id of event: pr2020022004. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7375° West, 18.0226° North, depth 15 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:34:58 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Patillas, Guaynabo. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-two, in the past 30 days six hundred and eighty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km NW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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