A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:21:36 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bj1i. Unique identifier: us6000bj1i. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/08/20 / 2020-08-22 13:21:36 / August 22, 2020 @ 1:21 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.83 West, latitude 18.0536 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Patillas, Caguas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 2 km NE of Yauco, Puerto Rico.
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