A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 12:23:27 / July 4, 2020 @ 12:23 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:23:27 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ahwu. Id of event: us7000ahwu. Exact location of event, longitude -67.02 West, latitude 17.9048 North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Barceloneta, Salinas.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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 SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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