A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008g5s, pr2020075026. Id of event: pr2020075026. The temblor was reported at 15:44:59 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 19:44:59 / March 15, 2020 @ 7:44 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7423 West, latitude 17.9988 North, depth = 18 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Guaynabo, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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