A minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 08:21:28 / August 17, 2020 @ 8:21 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 08:21:28 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.1001° West, 17.9381° North, depth 11 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020230002. Event ids that are associated: pr2020230002.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coamo, Ciales, Florida (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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