A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:58:47 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7391 West, latitude 17.9591 North, depth = 15 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 07:58:47 / October 14, 2020 @ 7:58 am. Unique identifier: pr2020288008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020288008.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Guaynabo, Caguas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 4 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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