A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 17:03:16 / June 23, 2020 @ 5:03 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020175030. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020175030. The 3.09-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:03:16 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9695 West, latitude 19.1091 North, depth = 43 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguadilla, Arecibo, Hatillo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 67 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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