A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.3951 West, latitude 17.6311 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 02:28:01 / March 21, 2020 @ 2:28 am. The temblor was reported at 22:28:01 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008dd2. Unique identifier: us70008dd2.
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Guánica (c. 9 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, Peñuelas, Las Marías (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
Questions or comments?
How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 44 km SSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.