A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7425° West, 18.0185° North, depth 9 km. Global time and date of event 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 17:32:45 / March 17, 2020 @ 5:32 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020077023. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020077023. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:32:45 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Patillas, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km E of Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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