A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/07/20 / 2020-07-26 01:38:37 / July 26, 2020 @ 1:38 am. The temblor was picked up at 01:38:37 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0319 West, latitude 17.9126 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b47c. Unique identifier: us6000b47c. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Barceloneta, Salinas. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 7 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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