A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 03:35:02 / March 15, 2020 @ 3:35 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:35:02 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us60008fwj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008fwj. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.93 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7342 West, latitude 17.9388 North, depth = 14.93 km.
Epicenter of the event was 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Candelaria Arenas, Dorado.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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