A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.6262° West, 17.9377° North, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bbd9. Id of event: us6000bbd9. The temblor was detected at 08:29:04 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 08:29:04 / August 9, 2020 @ 8:29 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, San Lorenzo, Isabela. Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close 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 six, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km S of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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