A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event id: pr2020046029. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020046029. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:43:17 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 16:43:17 / February 15, 2020 @ 4:43 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.7253° West, latitude 17.9795° North, depth = 14 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Bayamón, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-three, in the past 30 days six hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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