A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 09:00:11 / January 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020024016. Event ids that are associated: pr2020024016. The temblor was picked up at 05:00:11 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7318° West, 18.0201° North, depth 15 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Patillas, Guaynabo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty, in the last 10 days four hundred and four, in the past 30 days eight hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days eight hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 3 km NNW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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