A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:18:03 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 07:18:03 / June 23, 2020 @ 7:18 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000ah1p. Unique identifier: us6000ah1p. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.0097° West, 17.8324° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, Ciales, Orocovis (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and fourteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 16 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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