A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7368 West, latitude 17.977 North, depth = 8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020031001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020031001. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/20 / 2020-01-31 01:55:09 / January 31, 2020 @ 1:55 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:55:09 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Patillas.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-six, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-one and in the last 365 days nine hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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