A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 10:59:08 / February 2, 2020 @ 10:59 am. The temblor was detected at 06:59:08 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7295° West, 18.0083° North, depth 14 km. Unique identifier: pr2020033016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020033016.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Guaynabo, Levittown. Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-eight, in the past 30 days nine hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km NW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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