A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.8632° West, latitude 17.9054° North, depth = 10 km. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:22:55 / 11:22 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bb8s. Unique identifier: us6000bb8s. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 23:22:55 / August 8, 2020 @ 11:22 pm.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cidra, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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