A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/03/20 / 2020-03-13 22:29:46 / March 13, 2020 @ 10:29 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:29:46 / 6:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7395 West, latitude 17.8784 North, depth = 6.12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.12 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us60008fd7. Event ids that are associated: us60008fd7.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Isabela, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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