A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 23:45:11 / August 8, 2020 @ 11:45 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8718 West, latitude 17.8552 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000bb92. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bb92. The temblor was reported at 23:45:11 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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