A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Playita Cortada in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 03:49:53 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020230005. Unique identifier: pr2020230005. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.4346 West, latitude 17.9703 North, depth = 9 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 03:49:53 / August 17, 2020 @ 3:49 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quebradillas, Cabo Rojo, Punta Santiago (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km SSE of Playita Cortada, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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