A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7573 West, latitude 17.9011 North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/06/20 / 2020-06-19 08:37:09 / June 19, 2020 @ 8:37 am UTC/GMT. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:37:09 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000aeqc, pr2020171009. Id of event: pr2020171009.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 11 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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