A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020010102. Id of event: pr2020010102. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.6325° West, 17.918° North. The temblor was picked up at 19:11:32 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 23:11:32 / January 10, 2020 @ 11:11 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maunabo, Aguada, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 one hundred and twelve, in the last 10 days three hundred, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km S of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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