A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event id: pr2020060021. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020060021, us600086w4. Exact location of event, depth 64 km, -67.8261° West, 18.1265° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 12:19:05 / February 29, 2020 @ 12:19 pm. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:19:05 / 7:19 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Añasco, Hormigueros, Mayagüez (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km WSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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