A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:44:35 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 17:44:35 / March 7, 2020 @ 5:44 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8796° West, latitude 17.8177° North, depth = 14.8 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.8 km (9 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008bpq. Id of event: us60008bpq.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Naranjito, Cidra. The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and ten and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
Did you feel the quake?
Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.