A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:44:59 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 19:44:59 / March 15, 2020 @ 7:44 pm. Id of earthquake: us60008g5s. Event ids that are associated: us60008g5s. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.7602° West, 17.9655° North.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Patillas. Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop).
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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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