A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:08:03 / 10:08 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 14:08:03 / January 21, 2020 @ 2:08 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020021041. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020021041. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7613 West, latitude 17.9375 North, depth = 12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Aguas Buenas, Candelaria (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-eight, in the last 10 days four hundred and fifty-three, in the past 30 days seven hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days eight hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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