A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.5876 West, latitude 17.9366 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 21:15:23 / March 20, 2020 @ 9:15 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020080029. Id of event: pr2020080029. The temblor was picked up at 17:15:23 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Trujillo Alto, Yabucoa, Moca (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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