A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020038015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020038015. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 13:31:06 / February 7, 2020 @ 1:31 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:31:06 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6115 West, latitude 17.9101 North, depth = 5 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maunabo, Moca, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km S of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
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