A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:34:19 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/06/20 / 2020-06-02 18:34:19 / June 2, 2020 @ 6:34 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.837° West, 18.0068° North, depth 14 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020154022. Event ids that are associated: pr2020154022.
The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Guayama, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 2 km NW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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