A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7571° West, 17.949° North, depth 14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:56:22 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/03/20 / 2020-03-04 11:56:22 / March 4, 2020 @ 11:56 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2020064022. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020064022.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 6 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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