A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Los Llanos in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 09:52:12 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.4068° West, 18.0421° North, depth 14 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 13:52:12 / March 17, 2020 @ 1:52 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020077016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020077016.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hormigueros, Quebradillas, Naguabo. Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km S of Los Llanos, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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