A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7386 West, latitude 17.9931 North, depth = 6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 06:14:22 / January 20, 2020 @ 6:14 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020020044. Id of event: pr2020020044. The temblor was picked up at 02:14:22 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 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). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Bayamón, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 fifteen, in the last 10 days five hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days eight hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 2 km W of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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