A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020190037. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000akef, pr2020190037. The temblor was picked up at 21:21:46 / 9:21 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 21:21:46 / July 8, 2020 @ 9:21 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -67.6798° West, 18.9235° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguada, Rincón, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 77 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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