A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7725° West, 18.0251° North, depth 11 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020064020, us600089bk. Unique identifier: pr2020064020. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/20 / 2020-03-04 11:11:02 / March 4, 2020 @ 11:11 am. The temblor was detected at 07:11:02 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Arroyo.
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 ninety-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km WSW of Penuelas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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