A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020052008. Id of event: pr2020052008. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.738° West, 17.9581° North. The temblor was reported at 00:54:18 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 04:54:18 / February 21, 2020 @ 4:54 am.
Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Guaynabo, Caguas. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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