A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6931 West, latitude 17.9232 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 12:46:58 / January 7, 2020 @ 12:46 pm. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:46:58 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bnt. Unique identifier: usa0006bnt.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, San Lorenzo, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and fifteen, in the last 10 days nine hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days nine hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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