Analyzing Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

Statistics ggplot2 Earthquakes

Puerto Rico has been experiencing atypical seismic activity since November 2019.

Javier Orraca (Scatter Podcast)

My mother’s hometown, Ponce, has been hit badly by the recent earthquakes. A cousin asked me to “play with some data” and turns out that the USGS maintains great data on seismic activity in the Caribbean. I focused on coordinates close to PR to produce the attached visual. I’ll revisit this visualization in a few months when more data becomes available!



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  author = {Orraca, Javier},
  title = {Javier Orraca: Analyzing Earthquakes in Puerto Rico},
  url = {},
  year = {2020}