A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:21:59 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.744° West, 17.993° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 13:21:59 / January 7, 2020 @ 1:21 pm. Id of earthquake: usa0006bp6. Event ids that are associated: usa0006bp6. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gurabo, San Lorenzo, San Juan (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and twenty-nine, in the last 10 days nine hundred and ninety-nine, in the past 30 days one thousand and eleven and in the last 365 days one thousand and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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