A minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/09/20 / 2020-09-07 16:47:56 / September 7, 2020 @ 4:47 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020251011. Event ids that are associated: us7000bjbs, pr2020251011. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.909 West, latitude 17.9603 North, depth = 12 km. The 3.26-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:47:56 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Ceiba, Naranjito (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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