A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7428 West, latitude 17.9304 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bnj. Unique identifier: usa0006bnj. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:18:30 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 12:18:30 / January 7, 2020 @ 12:18 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, Candelaria, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and fourteen, in the last 10 days nine hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days nine hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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