A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -66.7526° West, 17.9215° North. The temblor was detected at 19:17:13 / 7:17 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/04/20 / 2020-04-07 23:17:13 / April 7, 2020 @ 11:17 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020098030. Event ids that are associated: pr2020098030.
The epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 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/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dorado, Candelaria, Patillas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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