A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Event id: us7000990b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000990b. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 21:08:00 / May 2, 2020 @ 9:08 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.6688° West, 17.8875° North, depth 4.63 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:08:00 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.63 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dorado, Caguas, Candelaria Arenas.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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