A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020140000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020140000. The temblor was reported at 01:15:39 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 05:15:39 / May 19, 2020 @ 5:15 am. Exact location, longitude -66.6286° West, latitude 17.9318° North, depth = 7 km.
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 9 km (6 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), 62 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juncos, San Juan, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 one, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and eight and in the last 365 days two thousand and thirty-two 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km S of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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