A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7635 West, latitude 17.9388 North, depth = 12 km. Event id: pr2020053021. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020053021. Global time and date of event 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 08:18:11 / February 22, 2020 @ 8:18 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:18:11 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Campanilla, Pájaros, San Antonio. The epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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