A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 3.11-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:18:04 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020222007. Unique identifier: pr2020222007. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 23:18:04 / August 9, 2020 @ 11:18 pm. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -66.8766° West, 17.913° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 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). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 twelve, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 7 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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