A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 08:24:46 / August 17, 2020 @ 8:24 am. Id of earthquake: us6000bfv1. Event ids that are associated: us6000bfv1. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:24:46 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.2119° West, 17.7879° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utuado, Aguadilla, Moca (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 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. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 20 km S of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.
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