A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8505 West, latitude 17.8783 North, depth = 14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:09:14 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bbls, pr2020222006. Id of event: pr2020222006. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 22:09:14 / August 9, 2020 @ 10:09 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 11 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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