A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:16:11 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020065019. Event ids that are associated: pr2020065019. Exact location of earthquake, -66.852° West, 17.9865° North, depth 15 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 14:16:11 / March 5, 2020 @ 2:16 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Cayey, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighty, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and twenty-five 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 3 km SE of Palomas, Puerto Rico.
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