A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Potala Pastillo in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/06/20 / 2020-06-12 08:16:35 / June 12, 2020 @ 8:16 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.09 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.5673° West, 17.878° North, depth 1.09 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:16:35 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000aai7. Unique identifier: us6000aai7.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Levittown, Gurabo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 14 km SSW of Potala Pastillo, Puerto Rico.
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