A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 03:25:11 / February 9, 2020 @ 3:25 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.6702° West, 17.9285° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007lus. Id of event: us70007lus. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:25:11 / 11:25 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gurabo, Maunabo, Cataño (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-two, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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