A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location, longitude -66.7447° West, latitude 17.969° North, depth = 10.91 km. Id of earthquake: us70008hls. Event ids that are associated: us70008hls. The temblor was detected at 19:41:19 / 7:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/03/20 / 2020-03-27 23:41:19 / March 27, 2020 @ 11:41 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.91 km (7 miles).
Event epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Ingenio, Aguas Buenas. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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