A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7481° West, 17.9488° North, depth 9.32 km. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:17:27 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 16:17:27 / January 7, 2020 @ 4:17 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.32 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us60007c6l. Event ids that are associated: us60007c6l.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levittown, Guaynabo, Caguas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 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 (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and fourteen, in the last 10 days six hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days seven hundred and three and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fifty 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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