A minor earthquake magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/20 / 2020-09-23 02:05:27 / September 23, 2020 @ 2:05 am. Exact location of event, longitude -67.1096 West, latitude 17.9448 North, depth = 9 km. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:05:27 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bzxa, pr2020267002. Unique identifier: pr2020267002. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciales, Santa Isabel, Florida.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 7 km WSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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