A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 07:50:25 / March 6, 2020 @ 7:50 am. Event id: pr2020066009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020066009. The temblor was reported at 03:50:25 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.7393° West, latitude 17.9633° North, depth = 13 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Ingenio, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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