A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.6982° West, 17.909° North, depth 13.14 km. The temblor was reported at 21:06:43 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 01:06:43 / February 3, 2020 @ 1:06 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007n1e. Unique identifier: us60007n1e. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.14 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days nine hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 9 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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