A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.86 West, latitude 18.017 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007p4y. Id of event: us70007p4y. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 02:18:09 / February 13, 2020 @ 2:18 am. The temblor was detected at 22:18:09 / 10:18 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-four, in the past 30 days seven hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fifty-one 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 ENE of Palomas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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