A minor earthquake magnitude 3.47 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 3.47-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:54:39 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b8bu, pr2020215001. Unique identifier: pr2020215001. Exact location, longitude -66.8608° West, latitude 17.8418° North, depth = 11 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/08/20 / 2020-08-02 10:54:39 / August 2, 2020 @ 10:54 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Cidra, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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