A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Santo Domingo in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7919 West, latitude 18.0693 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:27:53 / 5:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60008561. Event ids that are associated: us60008561. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 09:27:53 / February 27, 2020 @ 9:27 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levittown, Bayamón, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days four hundred and nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 4 km W of Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico.
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