A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.4508° West, latitude 19.1001° North, depth = 13 km. The 3.13-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:55:21 / 3:55 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 15:55:21 / July 12, 2020 @ 3:55 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Event id: pr2020194006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000amb7, pr2020194006.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Camuy, Sabana Seca, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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