A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.09-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:27:53 / 6:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.73° West, latitude 17.9671° North, depth = 9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020052018. Id of event: pr2020052018. Global time and date of event 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 10:27:53 / February 21, 2020 @ 10:27 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Guaynabo, Caguas.
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. 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: 3 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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