A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7525 West, latitude 17.9038 North, depth = 7 km. Event id: pr2020023048. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020023048. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:40:48 / 12:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 16:40:48 / January 23, 2020 @ 4:40 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, San Antonio, Pájaros.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-two, in the last 10 days four hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days eight hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days eight hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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