A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020175034. Event ids that are associated: us6000ahgb, pr2020175034. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8891 West, latitude 17.9373 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 21:17:47 / June 23, 2020 @ 9:17 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:17:47 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Vega Baja, Comerío (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 4 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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