A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 02:37:21 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020074011. Id of event: pr2020074011. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 06:37:21 / March 14, 2020 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.1648 West, latitude 17.9671 North, depth = 11 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Estancias de Florida, Arecibo, Villalba (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 ESE of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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