A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:24:42 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000am86. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000am86. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.7547° West, 17.9474° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 08:24:42 / July 12, 2020 @ 8:24 am.
Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close 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 Candelaria Arenas, Aguas Buenas, Candelaria.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 6 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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