A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020021051. Event ids that are associated: pr2020021051. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7535 West, latitude 17.8728 North, depth = 7 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:13:17 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 21:13:17 / January 21, 2020 @ 9:13 pm.
The epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Patillas, Pájaros (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-three, in the last 10 days four hundred and fourty-six, in the past 30 days seven hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days eight hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 14 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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