A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location, longitude -66.7382° West, latitude 17.9337° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 05:33:36 / January 24, 2020 @ 5:33 am. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:33:36 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us60007eg2. Event ids that are associated: us60007eg2.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levittown, Guaynabo, Bayamón.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days seven hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 7 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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