A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 00:59:27 / August 15, 2020 @ 12:59 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8918° West, 17.8209° North. Unique identifier: us6000bf1a. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bf1a. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:59:27 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela. Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 16 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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