A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -65.3425° West, 17.8451° North, depth 9.73 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:03:30 / 9:03 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000aay9. Id of event: us6000aay9. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/06/20 / 2020-06-12 21:03:30 / June 12, 2020 @ 9:03 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.73 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Río Grande, Arroyo.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 31 km SSE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.
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