A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.5755° West, 17.9343° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:12:52 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/07/20 / 2020-07-01 02:12:52 / July 1, 2020 @ 2:12 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020183008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020183008.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan, Juncos, Moca (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 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km SSE of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
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