A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.984 West, latitude 17.959 North, depth = 7 km. The temblor was reported at 20:36:24 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ai1u, pr2020186014. Unique identifier: pr2020186014. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 20:36:24 / July 4, 2020 @ 8:36 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake 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), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 6 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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