A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020079019. Id of event: pr2020079019. The temblor was detected at 10:35:28 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8801 West, latitude 17.8763 North, depth = 14 km. Global time and date of event 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 14:35:28 / March 19, 2020 @ 2:35 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
Did you feel the quake?
Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.