A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020193002. Unique identifier: pr2020193002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/07/20 / 2020-07-11 07:55:13 / July 11, 2020 @ 7:55 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9123 West, latitude 17.9358 North, depth = 13 km. The 3.23-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:55:13 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 3 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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