A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 10:21:50 / January 8, 2020 @ 10:21 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:21:50 / 6:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7151 West, latitude 17.9108 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: usa0006bym. Event ids that are associated: usa0006bym.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 15 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and seventy-five, in the last 10 days nine hundred and seventy-two, in the past 30 days one thousand and three and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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