A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.613 West, latitude 17.9671 North, depth = 6 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020121020. Unique identifier: pr2020121020. Global time and date of event 30/04/20 / 2020-04-30 19:09:12 / April 30, 2020 @ 7:09 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:09:12 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Yabucoa, San Juan. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km S of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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