A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 13:21:33 / February 1, 2020 @ 1:21 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.74° West, latitude 17.9668° North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:21:33 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Event id: pr2020032023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007m4j, pr2020032023.
Earthquake epicenter was 78 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), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Guaynabo, Caguas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days nine hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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