A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:50:07 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 08:50:07 / July 29, 2020 @ 8:50 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.9016° West, 17.8793° North. Unique identifier: us6000b5z3. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b5z3.
Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Cidra, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 10 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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