A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Friday. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:54:05 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7433° West, 17.9121° North, depth 5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/09/20 / 2020-09-25 19:54:05 / September 25, 2020 @ 7:54 pm. Event id: pr2020269007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020269007.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas, Dorado (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 9 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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