A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:57:19 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -66.5851° West, 17.9553° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020210000. Event ids that are associated: us6000b54e, pr2020210000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 00:57:19 / July 28, 2020 @ 12:57 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juncos, Isabela, San Juan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 7 km SE of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
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