A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was detected at 01:36:06 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020041007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020041007. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/20 / 2020-02-10 05:36:06 / February 10, 2020 @ 5:36 am. Exact location of event, depth 15 km, -66.7535° West, 17.9696° North.
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaynabo, Caguas, Bayamón (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-six, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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