A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The 2.82-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:34:12 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7301° West, 18.0193° North, depth 11 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 11:34:12 / August 16, 2020 @ 11:34 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020229008. Id of event: pr2020229008.
The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Patillas, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
Did you feel it?
Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 3 km NNW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.