A minor earthquake magnitude 3.58 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/06/20 / 2020-06-13 22:31:18 / June 13, 2020 @ 10:31 pm. The temblor was reported at 22:31:18 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9443 West, latitude 17.9361 North, depth = 12 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000abie, pr2020165023. Unique identifier: pr2020165023.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Ceiba, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 5 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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