A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 20:49:45 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 20:49:45 / July 3, 2020 @ 8:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0048 West, latitude 17.8995 North, depth = 3 km. Event id: pr2020185017. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20185004, us7000ahjq, pr2020185017. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 105 km (66 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Guaynabo, Levittown. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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