A minor earthquake magnitude 3.57 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.57-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:17:09 / 4:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/04/20 / 2020-04-06 20:17:09 / April 6, 2020 @ 8:17 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020097021. Event ids that are associated: us70008q4y, pr2020097021. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9268 West, latitude 17.9845 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, San Antonio, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 22 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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