A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was reported at 05:42:33 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 09:42:33 / January 20, 2020 @ 9:42 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7485 West, latitude 17.9508 North, depth = 8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020020040. Id of event: pr2020020040.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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 and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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