A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 22:31:07 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9526° West, 17.8468° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 22:31:07 / August 9, 2020 @ 10:31 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000bbm1. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bbm1.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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