A minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Id of earthquake: pr2020020022. Event ids that are associated: pr2020020022. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 00:46:38 / January 20, 2020 @ 12:46 am. The temblor was reported at 20:46:38 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.716° West, latitude 17.9196° North, depth = 6 km.
Event epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Bayamón, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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 twenty-three, in the last 10 days five hundred and fourteen, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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