A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Event id: pr2020098019. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020098019. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:21:33 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/04/20 / 2020-04-07 18:21:33 / April 7, 2020 @ 6:21 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.594° West, 17.893° North, depth 14 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gurabo, Levittown, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 13 km S of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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