A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 07:08:42 / June 23, 2020 @ 7:08 am. The temblor was reported at 07:08:42 / 7:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9763° West, 17.9536° North, depth 5 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020175013. Event ids that are associated: pr2020175013.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (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 seven, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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: 7 km WSW of Fuig, Puerto Rico.
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