A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 23:47:15 / July 18, 2020 @ 11:47 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020200005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ar1e, pr2020200005. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8813 West, latitude 17.9371 North, depth = 10 km. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:47:15 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Naranjito (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 4 km S of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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