A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 04:33:55 / 4:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 08:33:55 / February 7, 2020 @ 8:33 am. Exact location, longitude -66.6723° West, latitude 17.9096° North, depth = 7 km. Event id: pr2020038008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020038008.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Bayamón, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty, in the past 30 days eight hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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