A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7981 West, latitude 18.008 North, depth = 16 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16 km (10 miles). Event id: pr2020242002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000berq, pr2020242002. The temblor was reported at 09:59:24 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/08/20 / 2020-08-29 09:59:24 / August 29, 2020 @ 9:59 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Aguas Buenas, Arroyo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km SSW of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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