A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Global time and date of event 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 10:30:59 / January 12, 2020 @ 10:30 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0005zw0. Unique identifier: usa0005zw0. The temblor was detected at 06:30:59 / 6:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.7278° West, latitude 17.9052° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Patillas, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and twenty-eight, in the last 10 days eight hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days nine hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days nine hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 10 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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