A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 12:01:22 / August 15, 2020 @ 12:01 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bf60, pr2020228016. Id of event: pr2020228016. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 12:01:22 / 12:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.9656° West, latitude 17.9611° North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 Fuig, Puerto Rico.
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