A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.98 West, latitude 17.939 North, depth = 5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20185003. Unique identifier: pt20185003. The temblor was detected at 13:54:50 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 13:54:50 / July 3, 2020 @ 1:54 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Guaynabo, Patillas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 8 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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