A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007izn, pr2020036021. Id of event: pr2020036021. Exact location, longitude -66.7386° West, latitude 18.0136° North, depth = 12 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The 2.89-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:37:59 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 11:37:59 / February 5, 2020 @ 11:37 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Guaynabo, Patillas. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-one, in the past 30 days one thousand and sixteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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