A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.882 West, latitude 17.9228 North, depth = 6 km. The 3.51-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:53:59 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ag4y, pr2020173010. Id of event: pr2020173010. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/06/20 / 2020-06-21 22:53:59 / June 21, 2020 @ 10:53 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Cidra, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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