A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:23:41 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/20 / 2020-01-09 20:23:41 / January 9, 2020 @ 8:23 pm. Event id: usa0006c91. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006c91. Exact location, longitude -66.7579° West, latitude 17.9778° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Sabana Seca, Ingenio (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and thirty-nine, in the last 10 days one thousand and sixty, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km WSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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