A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global time and date of event 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 15:57:27 / August 7, 2020 @ 3:57 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:57:27 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020220005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020220005. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9681 West, latitude 17.9631 North, depth = 6 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close 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. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
Questions or comments?
Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 6 km WSW of Fuig, Puerto Rico.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.