A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 00:37:21 / February 3, 2020 @ 12:37 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7053° West, 17.9065° North, depth 6 km. Unique identifier: pr2020034004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020034004. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:37:21 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Ingenio, Dorado. The epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-four, in the past 30 days nine hundred and sixty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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 S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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