A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 09:10:58 / March 17, 2020 @ 9:10 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7511 West, latitude 17.9835 North, depth = 17 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:10:58 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020077014. Id of event: pr2020077014.
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, Patillas, Sabana Seca. The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km WSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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