A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 22:27:33 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Event id: pr2020059011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020059011, us600085rz. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 02:27:33 / February 28, 2020 @ 2:27 am. Exact location, longitude -66.756° West, latitude 17.9878° North, depth = 14 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Aguas Buenas, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourteen, in the past 30 days four hundred and five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 2 km SSW of Penuelas, Puerto Rico.
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