A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -66.7248° West, 17.9735° North. The temblor was reported at 10:30:25 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020018069. Event ids that are associated: pr2020018069. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 14:30:25 / January 18, 2020 @ 2:30 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Guaynabo, Caguas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-three, in the last 10 days five hundred and thirty-one, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 2 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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