A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:31:16 / 4:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.734° West, latitude 17.9196° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bsf. Unique identifier: usa0006bsf. Global time and date of event 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 20:31:16 / January 7, 2020 @ 8:31 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Baja, Campanilla, Patillas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one thousand and eight, in the last 10 days one thousand and ninety-six, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and four and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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