A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -66.7605° West, latitude 17.9361° North, depth = 13 km. Event id: pr2020022000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007cij, pr2020022000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/20 / 2020-01-22 00:48:43 / January 22, 2020 @ 12:48 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:48:43 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Ingenio. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty, in the past 30 days six hundred and seventy-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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