A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020061000. Unique identifier: pr2020061000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6955 West, latitude 17.9001 North, depth = 5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/20 / 2020-03-01 00:10:31 / March 1, 2020 @ 12:10 am. The temblor was detected at 20:10:31 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dorado, Candelaria Arenas, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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