A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/20 / 2020-09-23 01:08:28 / September 23, 2020 @ 1:08 am. The 3.32-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:08:28 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bzx0, pr2020267000. Id of event: pr2020267000. Exact location of earthquake, -67.1078° West, 17.939° North, depth 9 km.
Event 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). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coamo, Ciales, Florida.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days sixty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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