A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Loíza in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -65.8913° West, latitude 18.4643° North, depth = 87 km. The temblor was detected at 13:32:18 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/07/20 / 2020-07-23 13:32:18 / July 23, 2020 @ 1:32 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020205002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020205002.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juana Díaz, Jayuya, Santa Isabel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days eight hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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 NNW of Loíza, Puerto Rico.
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