A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Event id: pr2020052004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020052004. Global time and date of event 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 04:10:59 / February 21, 2020 @ 4:10 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.723 West, latitude 17.9746 North, depth = 9 km. The temblor was detected at 00:10:59 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Bayamón, Sabana Seca. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 2 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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