A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/09/20 / 2020-09-22 23:36:33 / September 22, 2020 @ 11:36 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:36:33 / 11:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.1083 West, latitude 17.9308 North, depth = 9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020266013. Unique identifier: pr2020266013.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Florida, Estancias de Florida, Santa Isabel (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 8 km SW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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