A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location, longitude -67.1064° West, latitude 17.8904° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000blki. Id of event: us7000blki. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/09/20 / 2020-09-11 03:16:32 / September 11, 2020 @ 3:16 am. The temblor was picked up at 03:16:32 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Florida, Estancias de Florida, Arecibo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km SW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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