A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9118 West, latitude 17.9281 North, depth = 14 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:34:21 / 10:34 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020252013. Event ids that are associated: pr2020252013. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 10:34:21 / September 8, 2020 @ 10:34 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 4 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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