A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7515° West, 17.8894° North, depth 1 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 14:30:51 / March 15, 2020 @ 2:30 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:30:51 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020075017. Id of event: pr2020075017. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 1 km (1 miles).
The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Pájaros, Toa Alta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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