A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020228003. Id of event: pr2020228003. The 3.22-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:27:11 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9468 West, latitude 17.968 North, depth = 8 km. Global time and date of event 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 17:27:11 / August 15, 2020 @ 5:27 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and ninety-five 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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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. 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: 3 km SW of Fuig, Puerto Rico.
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