A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020028057. Id of event: pr2020028057. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 23:45:54 / January 28, 2020 @ 11:45 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8586° West, 17.9805° North, depth 11 km. The temblor was reported at 19:45:54 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Guayama, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-seven, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-one and in the last 365 days nine hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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