A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 08:14:42 / August 9, 2020 @ 8:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.6328 West, latitude 17.9373 North, depth = 5 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020222017. Event ids that are associated: pr2020222017. The temblor was detected at 08:14:42 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, San Lorenzo, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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