A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 16:19:05 / January 7, 2020 @ 4:19 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.694° West, 17.9075° North, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bqm. Unique identifier: usa0006bqm. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:19:05 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearby 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 Cataño, Maunabo, San Lorenzo.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirty-one, in the last 10 days one thousand and ten, in the past 30 days one thousand and eighteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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