A minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The 3.22-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:45:12 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 23:45:12 / August 8, 2020 @ 11:45 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020221009. Event ids that are associated: pr2020221009, us6000bb92. Exact location of earthquake, -66.88° West, 17.9125° North, depth 6 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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