A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:26:56 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 14:26:56 / March 24, 2020 @ 2:26 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020084015. Id of event: pr2020084015. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7485° West, 17.9178° North, depth 7 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, Candelaria, Patillas (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 nine, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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