A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9805 West, latitude 17.9548 North, depth = 6 km. Global time and date of event 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 02:57:20 / July 4, 2020 @ 2:57 am UTC/GMT. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:57:20 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020186001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ahqi, pr2020186001.
Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventeen, in the past 30 days two hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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