A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Rincón in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.476 West, latitude 18.5433 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/20 / 2020-09-23 10:28:55 / September 23, 2020 @ 10:28 am. The temblor was reported at 10:28:55 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020267011. Unique identifier: pr2020267011.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Grande, Lajas, Lares.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days three thousand, five hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km NW of Rincón, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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