A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 11:06:57 / May 19, 2020 @ 11:06 am. The temblor was reported at 07:06:57 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.632° West, 17.9365° North, depth 7 km. Event id: pr2020140001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020140001. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Gurabo, Cataño (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two thousand and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Questions or comments?
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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km SSW of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.