A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.7508° West, latitude 17.9875° North, depth = 14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 04:23:59 / August 7, 2020 @ 4:23 am. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:23:59 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020220001. Event ids that are associated: us6000bafi, pr2020220001.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Seca, Ingenio, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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: 3 km WSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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