A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:32:29 / 11:32 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020123050. Id of event: pr2020123050. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 16:32:29 / May 2, 2020 @ 4:32 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -67.5818 West, latitude 18.8678 North, depth = 9 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, Isabela, Aguada (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 65 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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