A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 18/06/20 / 2020-06-18 06:18:23 / June 18, 2020 @ 6:18 am UTC/GMT. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:18:23 / 6:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0694 West, latitude 17.9239 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000adz1. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000adz1.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Orocovis, Ciales, Coamo (min 5000 pop). Close 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 six, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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