A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9183 West, latitude 17.9225 North, depth = 13 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 04:08:09 / August 15, 2020 @ 4:08 am. The temblor was detected at 04:08:09 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020228014. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020228014. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days fifty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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