A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 04/08/20 / 2020-08-04 08:30:10 / August 4, 2020 @ 8:30 am UTC/GMT. The 3.09-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:30:10 / 8:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020217001. Unique identifier: pr2020217001. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8835 West, latitude 17.834 North, depth = 12 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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