A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:31:11 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9578° West, 17.95° North, depth 7 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020188003. Event ids that are associated: us7000aj2v, pr2020188003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/07/20 / 2020-07-06 21:31:11 / July 6, 2020 @ 9:31 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Vega Baja, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 5 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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