A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 13:16:54 / August 8, 2020 @ 1:16 pm. The temblor was reported at 13:16:54 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0263 West, latitude 17.95 North, depth = 6 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020221004. Event ids that are associated: pr2020221004. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Morovis (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 3 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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