A minor earthquake magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -66.9628° West, latitude 17.9403° North, depth = 6 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020232000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bgwz, pr2020232000. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 00:24:44 / August 19, 2020 @ 12:24 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:24:44 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 6 km WSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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