A minor earthquake magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ahsk, pr2020186004. Unique identifier: pr2020186004. Exact location, longitude -66.988° West, latitude 17.9553° North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was reported at 06:24:23 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 06:24:23 / July 4, 2020 @ 6:24 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 40 km (25 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), 84 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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