A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 08:29:52 / February 20, 2020 @ 8:29 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.6682° West, latitude 17.8977° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007tg2. Id of event: us70007tg2. The temblor was detected at 04:29:52 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Rincón, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eighty-eight, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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