A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9725 West, latitude 17.9418 North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 07:04:13 / August 8, 2020 @ 7:04 am. The temblor was reported at 07:04:13 / 7:04 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020221001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020221001.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 7 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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