A minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 3.22-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:37:03 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.9581° West, latitude 17.9383° North, depth = 6 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ai4d, pr2020187001. Id of event: pr2020187001. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 01:37:03 / July 5, 2020 @ 1:37 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 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). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 6 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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