A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 10:01:37 / January 20, 2020 @ 10:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7423 West, latitude 17.999 North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was detected at 06:01:37 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020020037. Id of event: pr2020020037.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Bayamón, Sabana Seca.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and seven, in the last 10 days five hundred and three, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days eight hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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