A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 00:28:53 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000abrx. Event ids that are associated: us7000abrx. Exact location of event, longitude -66.963 West, latitude 17.9304 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/06/20 / 2020-06-26 00:28:53 / June 26, 2020 @ 12:28 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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: 7 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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