A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9073° West, 17.9296° North, depth 14 km. The temblor was detected at 00:59:29 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bf1a, pr2020228000. Id of event: pr2020228000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 00:59:29 / August 15, 2020 @ 12:59 am.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal. Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 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).
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 three, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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