International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis


Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255678
Event time 2020-09-03 01:57:26 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-03 05:57:26 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 02:29:14 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.7
Depth 7 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status reviewed
Data provider USGS

Location
Continent Caribbean Sea
Country Puerto Rico
Administration area
Nearest settlement Balneario de Cana Gorda
Distance 10 km
Course SSE
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region Caribbean Sea
Water surface name Caribbean Sea



Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Playa De Guanica (13.94 km), Playa De Guayanilla (17.42 km), Playa De Ponce (25.75 km), Mayaguez (49.73 km)
Nearest airports
Mercedita Airport (32.06 km)
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the moderate depth of the hypocenter, minimal damage is conceivable.According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.