A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7371 West, latitude 17.8853 North, depth = 6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 03:03:14 / March 14, 2020 @ 3:03 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:03:14 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020074006. Unique identifier: pr2020074006.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguas Buenas, San Antonio, Patillas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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