A minor earthquake magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Capitanejo in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020244009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020244009. The epicenter was at a depth of 3 km (2 miles). The 3.21-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:17:31 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/08/20 / 2020-08-31 22:17:31 / August 31, 2020 @ 10:17 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.5701° West, latitude 17.9538° North, depth = 3 km.
The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carolina, Las Piedras, Isabela.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SSW of Capitanejo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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