A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 10:01:54 / January 7, 2020 @ 10:01 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: usa0006bmh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006bmh. Exact location, longitude -66.7228° West, latitude 17.9366° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:01:54 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo, Cataño, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and sixty-six, in the last 10 days nine hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days nine hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days nine hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 6 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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