A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/09/20 / 2020-09-10 04:56:05 / September 10, 2020 @ 4:56 am. The temblor was reported at 04:56:05 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.106° West, latitude 17.8277° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bkvx. Id of event: us7000bkvx. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coamo, Florida, Arecibo. Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days seventy-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km SSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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