A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9685 West, latitude 17.942 North, depth = 11 km. The temblor was detected at 10:06:35 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020267010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020267010. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/20 / 2020-09-23 10:06:35 / September 23, 2020 @ 10:06 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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-four, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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